Purpose

Pitcher works on backing up a base and catching overthrows.

Drill Setup

  • Pitcher stands on the mound.
  • Coach is in left-center field.

How it Works

  1. Pitcher simulates a pitch to home.
  2. He then turns and runs to back up third base.
  3. Coach then overthrows third base and pitcher must get the throw.
  4. Do 5-10 repetitions.
Ready position for overthrow behind third.

Coaching Tips

  • Pitcher must take a position where he can field the overthrow and not be overthrown himself.
  • Drill can be run to other bases.
  • Pitcher must understand that wherever a runner is going that is where he needs to be backing up the play.

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