Catcher and Pitcher practice recovering after a wild pitch with runner on third

Drill Setup

  • Lines of players at Pitcher and Catcher positions

wild pitch baseball defensive drill

How it Works

  1. Pitcher delivers pitch to home plate.
  2. Catcher catches pitch, then intentionally tosses it away to simulate a wild pitch.
  3. Catcher scrambles to ball, then throws to Pitcher covering home.
  4. Pitcher makes tag on simulated baserunner.
  5. Return ball to Pitcher.

Coaching Tips

  • Catcher should locate the ball and get around it from the backstop side.
  • Drop to knees, scoop ball, then throw overhand to pitcher covering home like throwing a dart.