Animated baseball drills
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19-Apr-2016
Fielding
Playname: Infield cut
1
This is mainly a little league or fast pitch softball play.

The situation is:

1) 1st & 3rd...Less than 2 outs.

Batter Runner 1 will be looking to steal on the next pitch in an attempt to draw the throw to 2nd base enabling Batter Runner 2 to score from 3rd.
2
SS (#6) will begin "Creeping" in as the pitcher begins the wind-up.

On the wind-up BR 1 will take off for 2nd with BR 2 taking a lead and WATCHING the motion of the catcher (#2)

Note: Be Aggressive in cheating up the SS, keep in mind that every foot the SS comes in is 2 less feet the ball has to travel.
3
Catcher (#2) will come out of the home position and fire the ball to the SS (#6) as the BR 2 is breaking for home, therefore conceding the stolen base at 2nd.

Note: 3rd base coach on the throw from the Catcher (#2) will be mostly looking to see if the throw is going past or over the pitcher then sending the runner home.
4
SS will fire home to C in time for the tag out.
5
Another variation has the 2nd baseman cutting accross the infield on the wind up, taking the throw from the catcher and then throwing home for the tag out.
6
Your Out...Again
Drill submitted by: Steve (Zezman) Smith
Sub category: Throwing

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