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Re: pitcher speed

Posted by: coach joed () on Sun Jul 6 11:40:09 2003

I am coaching a coach pitch team, and one of the other coaches and I have different thoughts on the speed of the ball being pitched. We have several kids that are use to the ball being thrown fast and they seem to hit it further, but the other coach says that the speed of the pitch has nothing to do with it.
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> > Give me some opinion of what you guys think. I read some where that there was a formula that proved it, something like speed x volicity = distance.
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> > thanks in advance for any help
> > Jim
> I believe the speed of the pitch has some to do with how far or hard a ball is pitched. Bat speed is most important to how far a ball travels. Pitch does a little. Think aboutit, could you hit as far in BP as hitting a ball off a tee?
The answer is simple physics. With the same bat speed, a ball pitched faster will travel farther because you are adding or multiplying the speed of the ball to the speed of the bat.

coach joed


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