Strangely enough, that sister had gone to the bathroom since the break between second and third inning and hadn't come back even until two innings later. Unfortunately, though, Jun was too engrossed in the match that he didn't notice her disappearance, nor did he notice the buzzing of his phone, both from a dozen LINE messages and two missed plus one currently incoming call. It was kind of hard to, when Marines' third batter managed to get into second base from a short infield hit! Everyone thought he was gonna stop at first base, but look at that fearless action, those fast legs, and that unnerving slide to the base!
"UOOOOOOGGHH!!!" he cheered as he stood up from his seat, the audience his surroundings might've been doing the same thing as him, but his voice was definitely louder, if not the loudest, among the crowd. "THAT'S THE SPIRIT, MAN! Now that's what I call baseball!"
While she wasn't an expert on baseball, this wasn't Miki's first time going to a Marines game. In fact, whenever she had the time, her close friend—Sayaka, would usually drag her here. Over the years, Miki did develop an interest for baseball after watching her friend play softball for so long and she wasn't going to deny, the sport was very interesting. Of course, nothing beat seeing her friend's eyes practically light up every time Wakui Hideaki stepped onto the mound to throw a pitch. It made the brunette girl rather proud to see such a talented pitcher from her area. Both of the girls were cheering when earlier in the game, he managed to strike out one of the Buffaloes clean up batters. "Wow! So cool!" The brunette girl was cheering from her seat.
Eventually, Sayaka happened to spot some of her fellow softball teammates sitting a couple of seats behind them. Although Sayaka told Miki that she just wanted to stop and say 'Hi', Miki urged her to go sit with them, thinking it would be more fun to comment on the game with people who knew the sport better. Besides, the loud guy that was sitting next to them was providing Miki all sorts of entertainment.
Never before in all her visits to the Marine stadium did Miki see someone so into a baseball game. While her friend was passionate about the sport, the older guy was pretty much on a whole new level. When the Marines' third batter managed to not only run to first base, but also the second, Miki couldn't help but yell at how exciting this match was. "That's beyond awesome!!!" When she finally settled down, she glanced back over to the brunette guy, slightly giggling. "Your enthusiasm is super infectious," She was finally taking the time to say something to him now that Sayaka was gone.
Nodding to himself with a big grin on his face, Jun huffed satisfiedly as he landed himself back on his seat, arms crossed. He came on a good day! Well he meant, he liked watching baseball matches in general, but this one was particularly great, and he was lucky enough to be there to watch it in person! Nothing beat the feeling of watching a good game in person... Well, except playing a good game on his own, of course.
"Huh?" he said, turning his head at the unexpected words from the girl beside him. While he was aware that she'd been there, he didn't really pay attention because well... He hadn't even realized his sister had been missing for a while. "'S that so? I'm glad," he said, grinning. He glanced and looked at her for a while then realized that she was by herself—it was a pretty rare sight in baseball matches as he'd usually see girls in a group or at least with a friend or boyfriend, but well it definitely wasn't unheard of.
But oops, sorry Miki, Jun's attention was quick to get back to the game when Buffaloes' pitcher began throwing to the next batter. Wham! Strike. Wham! Strike! "NICE!!" Jun shouted, unable to keep his widening grin. "He's completely calm although he just got a double and going against the cleanup batter, what a good pitcher," he said without thinking to no one in particular, maybe to the girl if she'd been listening, otherwise it was just to himself, not that he minded.
When Miki saw his grin, her own lips couldn't help but form a huge smile of her own. "Yeah! Your commentary has made the game especially exciting for me." Not that baseball wasn't fun to on its own, Jun's excitement and obvious passion for the sport made it like ten times more enjoyable for the brunette girl.
Not that she could blame the guy at all, what the Buffaloe pitcher did was quite exciting and Miki couldn't keep her eyes off the fine play. Wow! Even after getting a double, that pitcher managed to strike out the next batter that stepped up to the plate. "That's amazing!!" Miki also shouted along with Jun, feeling more energetic around him. "I love how that pitcher can stay so composed even after what just happened. It's so cool. I can't even begin to imagine what goes through a pitcher's mind when they are standing on the mound," she responded to Jun, getting more into the game with each passing second. Although she was cheering for her home team—The Marines to win, she knew how to appreciate a good game.
When the next batter stepped up to the plate, Miki was practically glued to the game. Strike! Ball! Strike! Ball! This was getting too intense and the girl was practically on the edge of her seat during the intense battle between the pitcher and the batter. Clunk! "The batter hit it!!" Miki yelled in excitement. Her excitement continued to grow as she watched the guy from second base run to not only third base, but back to home and earning a point for the Marines. "The guy from second base just ran to home!!! And it wasn't even from a home run hit!" At the realization that the Marines were gaining headway, she stood up and started to cheer. "YAY!! GO MARINES!!"