Base Running, First To Third: Coach ~ Base ~ Coach!
In baserunning, first to third, the additional skill involved comes into play on a base hit to right center or right field.
If the ball is in front of the base runner, then the runner is able to make a decision on whether he is going on to third, or stopping at second.
When the ball is in right center or right field, essentially behind the runners' vision, he must rely on the third base coach to make that decision for him.To accomplish this, the runner needs to think "COACH ~ BASE ~ COACH", for his reads. Picking up the coach about 1/2 of the way to second base will let him know if he is headed for third, armed with that information focus goes back to hitting the inside corner of second base with his right foot and immediately picking up the coach again.
This second look at the coach is of great importance, as the situation behind the runner may have changed from the initial assesment.
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Baserunning, first to third ~ Tips From the Dugout
Additional Topics On This Fun, Yet Fun Part Of This GameBase Running
~ What gravy is to Thanksgiving, the running game is to baseball. Home To First
~ A full out sprint towards first base; REMEMBER, HUSTLE NEVER HAS A BAD DAY. First To Second
~ Look immediately to the person giving the signs. Second To Third
~ The base runners first and foremost responsibility is to keep track of the baseball. Third To Home
~ For the base runner, this is the exception in leadoffs, as you lead off in foul territory. Stealing Second
~ As you step out into your lead, all these feelings intensify as you lock in on that one movement the pitcher is about to make, a movement that will send you speeding towards second base. Stealing Third
~ It is often easier to steal third base, than second. Delayed Steal
~ Here you are using the element of surprise, a great equalizer. Special Plays
~ Plays designed to amp up your running game, catching your opponent off guard while creating pressure on the defense. 25 Ways To Score
~ These 25 ways to score from third base are one reason teams work so hard at getting a runner to third base. return from baserunning first to third to theoleballgame.com
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