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Pitching tips ...

This week's tip 1:   When a pitcher shows visible signs of frustration on the mound, whether its a facial expression or a body gesture, he is telling his opponent, "I am weak; you have beaten me mentally."

However, if the pitcher hides his expressions like a poker player, the pitcher maintains the mental edge and the opponent won't know what's coming next.

This week's tip 2 It is a pitcher's responsibility to cover the first base side of the infield on balls hit to the right side.

If a pitch is hit between the first and second baseman, sprint directly to first base. Grab the baseball en
route to the bag only if it is a slow-roller and does not take you off your direct path.

Once at the base, cover the bag like a first baseman.

Work on it!
Steven Ellis