Doing Research (研究されてる, Kenkyuu Sareteru) is the ninth episode of season two.
Although Nishiura has discovered the extent of Bijou's planning against them, Abe decides to simulate ignorance to turn their information to Nishiura's advantage. Third inning ends with 0-1. Suspicious, the senior captain that gave information about Nishiura to Bijou questions Bijou's coach, Roka, about Bijou's regular catcher's frequent glances at Roka, and decides to stay sitting next him to stop him from giving out signs from the benches and making the game unfair. Fourth inning ends with 0-1. Although Bijou starts wondering if Nishiura has caught on to their strategy, they aren't quite sure.