Atsushi Hatake (畠 篤史, Hatake Atsushi) is one of Mihashi's former teammates from Middle School, Mihoshi Academy's catcher during their game against Nishiura High School and part of the battery with Kanō.


Hatake resents Mihashi for pitching in the junior high team. He believed that Mihashi only got to be the staring pitcher because his grandfather owns Mihoshi Academy, thus he and other team members bullied Mihashi. After the practice match against Nishiura, Hatake realized that Mihashi is actually a decent pitcher and apologized for the way he treated Mihashi in junior high, even going to the extent of asking Mihashi to go back to Mihoshi Academy.