In today’s video blog post, I wanted to show you a great segment about Situational Bunting, and the technique for a successful base hit bunt to the third base side.

Situational Bunting: Base Hit Bunt to the Third Base Side

The purpose of this bunt is to hit the ball to a location where the third baseman cannot charge quickly enough and/or at the proper angle and then throw the man out at first.

Characteristics of the Bunt

The base hit bunt must be 20-30 feet out from the plate, within 2-3 feet of the line or foul.

Breaking Down the Bunt

  • Body mechanics focus on flexion in the knees as well as great eye barrel vision
  • The bunter will square when the pitcher lifts his hand and breaks them
  • Bunt the ball right on the line or foul
  • Work angles to ensure you don’t waste an at bat or waste a bunt
  • This bunt must get off the clay and stay right on the line
  • You don’t want to give this bunt away too early, and you don’t use any false steps. If you do, the third baseman can get a running start and make the play.


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