Baseball plays and drills
Category
Name
19-Apr-2016
Defense
Playname: Single lf (throw home)
 
Single to Left Field With A Man On Second Base

Responsibilities:
Pitcher backs up home plate
• Catcher covers home plate
• Catcher lines up third baseman
• Catcher calls YELLS "CUT" and tells the third baseman where to throw the ball.
• 1B covers 1st base.
• 2B covers 2nd base.
• SS goes after ball and then becomes cut off man for second base.
• 3B becomes cut off man for throw to home plate.
• LF fields the ball and throws the ball home low enough for the third baseman to cut it off.
• CF backs up the LF
• RF backs up 2nd base.

Options:
A.  Let the throw go through to the plate.
• B.  Cut the throw if it is off line or too late to throw the runner out at the plate.  Throw to second to get the runner.
 
Single to Left Field With A Man On Second Base

Responsibilities:
• Pitcher backs up home plate

Catcher covers home plate
• Catcher lines up third baseman
• Catcher calls YELLS "CUT" and tells the third baseman where to throw the ball.
1B covers 1st base.
2B covers 2nd base.
SS goes after ball and then becomes cut off man for second base.
• 3B becomes cut off man for throw to home plate.
LF fields the ball and throws the ball home low enough for the third baseman to cut it off.
CF backs up the LF
RF backs up 2nd base.

Options:
Let the throw go through to the plate.
• Cut the throw if it is off line or too late to throw the runner out at the plate.  Throw to second to get the runner.
 
Single to Left Field With A Man On Second Base

Responsibilities:
Pitcher backs up home plate
• Catcher covers home plate
Catcher lines up third baseman
Catcher calls YELLS "CUT" and tells the third baseman where to throw the ball.
• 1B covers 1st base.
• 2B covers 2nd base.
• SS goes after ball and then becomes cut off man for second base.
3B becomes cut off man for throw to home plate.
LF fields the ball and throws the ball home low enough for the third baseman to cut it off.
CF backs up the LF
• RF backs up 2nd base.

Options:
• Let the throw go through to the plate.

• Cut the throw if it is off line or too late to throw the runner out at the plate.  Throw to second to get the runner.
 
Single to Left Field With A Man On Second Base

Responsibilities:
Pitcher backs up home plate
• Catcher covers home plate
• Catcher lines up third baseman
Catcher calls YELLS "CUT" and tells the third baseman where to throw the ball.
1B covers 1st base.
• 2B covers 2nd base.
• SS goes after ball and then becomes cut off man for second base.
3B becomes cut off man for throw to home plate.
LF fields the ball and throws the ball home low enough for the third baseman to cut it off.
CF backs up the LF
• RF backs up 2nd base.

Options:
Let the throw go through to the plate.
Cut the throw if it is off line or too late to throw the runner out at the plate.  Throw to second to get the runner.
Submitted by: Chris Dulavitch
Sub categories: Fielding, Game situation

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