God I loved the ending to this anime, it was so touching. I knew Yuki wouldn’t be able to see the baseball team go to Koushien, but I didn’t want to assume the worst so simply thought she would be in critical condition or go into a state of comma…but the worst did happen. She died. D:
Gah you stupid anime why you killing my favorite characters!? Sayaka now Yuki D:
The ending was really well done, Minami returned to support the team, she experienced the same feelings Yuki had for baseball, and the team made it to Koushien. I have to give a bit of credit to Yunosuke, he was the one who caused the most errors, but he pulled a fast one on us and did the same thing Minami did when she was younger.
What I liked the most was the ending song playing through all of it, that song took a whole new meaning after episode 09, when Yuki died, and hearing it play though all of it was that extra touch needed to make me love it completely.