Shoji Akaboshi

A skilled player who was also well-known in middle school and dreamed of being able to compete in Major League Baseball. At first he seemed arrogant, claiming he only needed high school to learn English and refusing to join the baseball team as he viewed them beneath him. However, he was practicing with a university team in secret, something Yagi and Aniya accidentally found out. When he was convinced to join the team, he discovered they were all as or even more talented than he was, leading him to work much harder for his spot on the team.