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SPEED - VS - MOVEMENT

I HAVE A PITCHER THAT CAN BLOW THE BALL BY MOST OF OUR OPPONENTS, WHY SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HER LEARNING TO THROW DROPS, CURVES, RISERS AND CHANGE-UPS ?

MOST SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS ARE MADE UP OF ONE SEASON PLAYERS. THEY DO NOT PLAY SUMMER BALL, MUCH LESS FALL BALL, BUT PLAY ONLY DURING THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON. THUS YOUR PITCHER IS FOR THE MOST PART NOT FACING QUALITY BATTERS. HOWEVER, WHEN SHE FACES THE BETTER HITTERS THEY WILL BE READY FOR HER FASTBALL AND SHE WILL NEED OTHER PITCHES TO KEEP THEM OFF BALANCE. I’VE SEEN PITCHERS WHO DOMINATE DURING THE REGULAR SEASON AND LOSE IN THE PLAYOFFS OR IN SUMMER BALL WHEN THEY FACE BETTER COMPETITION.

DIVISION 1 COLLEGE SOFTBALL, PITCHERS DON’T THROW FASTBALLS!!!




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