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Coaching Strategy

coaching 3rd base hold runner score send outfielder

Next time you’re coaching 3rd base and faced with the decision whether to hold your runner or send her on to score, consider this – is the outfielder having to field a ground ball? If so, send her. Even at the highest levels of softball or baseball, an outfielder’s throwing accuracy after picking up a ball on the ground is average at best. You only need the throw off by 6 inches and your runner scores!

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