The next time you get a runner on 3rd base with average to good speed, and you have an average hitter up, try the Ground Ball Go play (often called the Angle-Down). What you want your batter to do is hit a ground ball in the infield. As soon as the runner sees it’s a groundball, she’s breaking for home. She doesn’t need to worry about whether the grounder is hit to shortstop or 3rd base or 2nd – she just breaks as soon as the groundball is hit. The idea is to surprise the defense so they either don’t make a throw to the plate, or else they throw it too late. Either way, most of the time you’re going to catch the defense by surprise and score a run on a simple groundball!