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PITCHING SPEED

MYTH - VS - REALITY

" MY PITCHER THROWS 90 MPH !" I HAVE HEARD THIS OVER AND OVER, BOTH IN NEW JERSEY AND SOUTH CAROLINA. THE FACT IS, NO WOMAN PITCHER THAT I KNOW OF THROW EVEN 75 MPH. THIS INCLUDES COLLEGE AND MAJOR BALL. MEN HAVE BEEN CLOCKED AT 90 TO 100 MPH, BUT THE FASTEST WOMAN PITCHER I HAVE SEEN CLOCKED BY A RADAR GUN WAS IN THE OLYMPICS AT 72 MPH, THAT WAS NOT CONSISTENTLY. PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME THEY HAVE SEEN DIFFERENT PITCHERS THROWING IN THE LOWER 70’S, BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN IT.

MOST COLLEGE PITCHERS ARE THROWING IN THE LOW TO MID 60’S. MOST GOOD HIGH SCHOOL PITCHERS ARE THROWING MID TO HIGH 50’S . IF YOU, AS A HIGH SCHOOL PITCHER CAN THROW IN THE LOW TO MID 60’S YOU WILL HAVE TO BEAT THE COLLEGE COACHES OFF YOUR DOORSTEP. DARLENE WAS CLOCKED AT 64 AS A HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR IN ASA SOFTBALL AND HAD OVER 100 INQUIRIES, AND HAD MORE THAN 50 FULL RIDE OFFERS FROM COLLEGES .




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