#1 Corban Van Vuren
#2 Casey Ton
#3 Jack Wildauer
#4 Micah Porter
#5 Riley Tener
#7 Hernan Mejia
#8 Landon Bates
#9 Bryce Miller
#10 Chase Devine
#11 Jesse Spencer
#12 Maddux Hickman
#13 Max Barnes
The technique is the same whether it is softball or baseball.
Look how the coach turns her body to throw.
Watch how theses young men turn their body before they throw.
Now when you hit the ball, and you will hit the ball, on your follow through take a quick look at where the ball is headed then run hard. Keeping your eyes on, (and ears opened) the first base coach who is usually Coach JZ (Jeff Zellmer). He will tell you to run through first, or round first, and then he will tell you to come back to first or go on to second. If it’s run through first, don’t slow down till you are past the base, if it is round first do a banana cut (to the right) see how the banana angles outward, that’s the angle you take around first. Why; so you can head for second in a straight line instead of your momentum angling you out towards the outfield.
If you are told to go to second then it’s, run hard (ears open for Coach Steve at third) to give you directions on whether to round the base, or on the bag (stop at second).
The below videos show running through first base, (and) rounding first base.
This video shows the how to.
This video shows how good you will become with proper technique, and practice.
In this video it shows what the Bremen All-stars will do. With these exceptions; Our first baseman always moves into a backup position. On hits to right field our second baseman is the cutoff, and the shortstop covers second base. Our pitcher on any hit to the outfield always goes behind third base as a backup.
This video explains outfielder to infielder relay, and the proper positioning.
Practice Drill at right.
This is how the Bremen All-stars execute;
1. A runner caught between first and second, participating is everyone (including outfielders), except the third baseman and catcher (in case the runner gets away we want the next open bases covered). When you here the coaches yell (RUNDOWN) move. Get in line at an open base, (but don’t interfere with your teammates who are executing). While running the base runner down hold the ball high in your throwing hand, (allowing the receiver a good view of the ball). Run at the runner then toss the ball to the next one in line, after throwing get out of the base path, and get back in line.
2. Runner caught between second and third, participating everyone except the catcher. The execution is the same as #1.
3. Runner caught between third and home, now everyone participates, the execution is the same as #1.
Always tag low, at the feet, never tag never higher on the body.