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19-Apr-2016
Defense
Playname: Single rcf (throw home)
 
Single Center Field (Throw Home)
Man on Second or man on 2nd & 3rd

Scenario:
• Ball pitched and the batter line drives a single to the center fielder.
 
Single Center Field (Throw Home)
Man on Second or man on 2nd & 3rd

Scenario:
Ball pitched and the batter line drives a single to the center fielder.

Responsibilities:
CF must field the ball
• LF backs up CF
• RF backs up CF
2B cut off man for throw to second
• SS covers second base
1B cut off man for throw to home
3B covers third base
• C   covers home plate & lines up 1B
• P   backs up throw to home plate
 
Single Center Field (Throw Home)
Man on Second or man on 2nd & 3rd

Scenario:
Ball pitched and the batter line drives a single to the center fielder.

Responsibilities:
CF must field the ball and throw to the appropriate cut man.
LF backs up CF
• RF backs up CF
• 2B cut off man for throw to second
• SS covers second base
1B cut off man for throw to home
3B covers third base
• C   covers home plate
P   backs up throw to home plate
 
Single Center Field (Throw Home)
Man on Second or man on 2nd & 3rd

Scenario:
Ball pitched and the batter line drives a single to the center fielder.

Responsibilities:
• CF must field the ball and throw home
LF backs up CF & backs up throws to second
RF backs up CF
• 2B cut off man for throw to second
• SS covers second base
• 1B cut off man for throw to home and listen to catcher.
3B covers third base
C   covers home plate and calls cut or leave
• P   backs up throw to home plate
 
Single Center Field (Throw Home)
Man on Second or man on 2nd & 3rd

Now Let's Reverse The Film:

Scenario:  

The Centerfielders throw to home is off line, late or too weak to get the runner going home.

Responsibilities
:

• CF must field the ball and throw home
• LF shifts position to backs up throw to second from cut off.
RF backs up CF
• 2B cut off man for throw to second
• SS covers second base and looks for throw from cut off man.
• 1B cut off man for throw to home and listens to catcher
3B covers third base
C   covers home plate and reads the throw
P  backs up throw to home plate
 
Single Center Field (Throw Home)
Man on Second or man on 2nd & 3rd

Now Let's Reverse The Film:

Scenario:  

The Centerfielders throw to home is off line, late or too weak to get the runner going home.

Responsibilities
:

• CF must field the ball and throw home
LF backs up throws to second
• RF backs up CF
• 2B cut off man for throw to second
• SS covers second base
• 1B cut off man for throw to home and CUTS THE THROW
3B covers third base
C   covers home plate and YELLS "CUT"
P   backs up throw to home plate
 
Single Center Field (Throw Home)
Man on Second or man on 2nd & 3rd

Scenario:  

The Centerfielders throw to home is off line, late or too weak to get the runner going home.

Responsibilities
:

• CF must field the ball and throw home
• LF backs up throws to second
RF backs up CF
• 2B cut off man for throw to second
• SS covers second base
• 1B cut off man for throw to home and THROWS TO 2ND.
3B covers third base
C   covers home plate and YELLS "TWO"
P   backs up throw to home plate
 
Single Center Field (Throw Home)
Man on Second or man on 2nd & 3rd

Now Let's Reverse The Film:

Scenario:  

The Centerfielder knows he does not have a shot at the runner going home after fielding the ball.

Responsibilities
:

• CF must field the ball and throw to the cut off for 2nd base.
LF backs up CF
• RF backs up CF
2B cut off man for throw to second
SS covers second base
• 1B cut off man for throw to home
3B covers third base
C   covers home plate and YELLS "TWO"
P    backs up throw to home plate
 
Single Center Field (Throw Home)
Man on Second or man on 2nd & 3rd

Now Let's Reverse The Film:

Scenario:  

The Centerfielder knows he does not have a shot at the runner going home after fielding the ball.

Responsibilities
:

• CF must field the ball and throw to the cut off for 2nd base.
LF backs up CF
• RF backs up CF
2B throws the ball to second base.
SS receives throw from 2B
• 1B cut off man for throw to home
3B backs up throw to second
C   covers home plate and YELLS "TWO"
P    backs up throw to home plate

NOTE:  THE DEFENSE GIVES UP THE RUN TO KEEP THE MAN ON BASE FROM ADVANCING TO SECOND.
Submitted by: Chris Dulavitch
Sub categories: Fielding, Game situation

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