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Wild Pitch In the Dirt

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A wild pitch that ends up in the dirt can be a great situation to successfully advance a baserunner. Learn how a runner should react from each base.

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A wild pitch that ends up in the dirt can be a great situation to successfully advance a baserunner. A runner from each base has to read and react a little differently. Learn how a first, second, and third baserunner reacts differently.

FIRST BASE RUNNER:

The first baserunner should automatically go if they see a pitch that is going to end up in the dirt. If they wait to see if the catcher has caught the ball they have waited too long and will easily be thrown out. Since the distance between home and 2nd base is the greater distance, this runner should go automatically.

SECOND BASE RUNNER: This baserunner should read the pitch and it will be a later decision that determines whether they advance to the next base or not. If they see that the ball gets away from the catcher, they should go, however, if the catcher block the pitch and knocks the ball down in front of them, the player should not advance.

THIRD BASE RUNNER: This player should read and react to the pitch similarly as the 2nd base runner. He should take a good lead off run and react to the bounce of the ball.

Soccer Tip Title: Wild Pitch In the Dirt
Tagged: baserunning wild pitch, wild pitch, pitch dirt, pitch in dirt
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