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Re: Re: I Need help: The infield grounders are killing me, literally


Posted by: Torque (eaglechamps1989@yahoo.com) on Sat May 14 08:04:40 2011


> > Does anyone have ideas on how to stop (or significantly increase the likelihood)that an in-field grounder will not be hit and at the same time be consistent with Jack's teachings here? The in-field grounders are killing me. I haven't thrown a million practice pitches or picked up those million balls for a bunch of damn grounders to the infield. It's killing me!!!
>
> Yes, The hitter may be attempting to apply THT too vigorously and is making his top hand wrist roll at contact. Apply THT with the rolling of your back forearm, rather than pulling back with your hand.

Grounders are caused by what part of the baseball is struck with the bat and not by THT or anything else. Hit too high on the ball and you get a grounder. Hit too low and you get a popup. Imagine a vertical line coming down the center of the ball and a horizontal line creating a bulls eye. Hit near to the bottom left and bottom right quadrant of the ball with the swing being on plane with pitch. The swing should not be level to the ground. Have them hit line drives and fly balls off the tee to get them to change.


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