Comebacker Ricochet Drill ~ Add The 3B For That Inevitable Ricochet!
The comebacker ricochet drill includes the third baseman to this fundamental, pitcher's fielding practice activity.
While you would estimate that balls hit right back to the pitcher would most always be caught, the possibility is there that the baseball will get misdirected off the pitcher.
Throughout my high school and college playing days, this was always a standard add to PFP's, thus it has always been an add to my practices.
It takes repetitions to create a reaction by the third baseman to instinctively crash the mound.
While the percentage of times it will occur in your season is low, it is one of those plays which can make or break any given game.
As it doesn't take any additional effort, or complicate the drill any, it is a beneficial add on to the activity.
I have no idea how many of those plays I made in those 8 years of competition. Maybe a handfull.
One, however, turned out to be a crucial part to winning a qualifying game, which helped put us into the NAIA World Series my senior year.
I have only my coaches to thank, for creating that instinctive reaction.
When this play happens and the out is recorded, at any level, everyone says what a great play it was.
It is the repetitions that make it seamless come game time.
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Comebacker Ricochet Drill Tips ~ From the Dugout
There Are Three Types Of Ballplayers: Those Who Make It Happen, Those Who Watch It Happen and Those Who Wonder What Happens!
( Tommy Lasorda )
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