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Josh's Sacrifice Bunting Competition

by Josh Hartline
(Boyertown, PA USA)

Choose two teams of equal ability. Each player bunts two balls. A missed bunt attempt counts as one ball.

Place three bats up the 3rd base line: the first bat being 10 feet off of the 3rd base line and 20 ft away from home plate. The second bat being 6 feet off of the 3rd base line and 10 feet beyond the first bat. The third bat being 4 feet off of the 3rd base line and 10 feet beyond the 2nd bat.

If a bunt goes in the first bat area = 1 point
" " " " " " " " " " " second bat area = 2 points
" " " " " " " " " " " third bat area = 3 points

Foul balls = 0 points

The coach has the right to field the ball before it goes foul, to ensure a point(s) for the team.

In case of a tie, pick one player from each team for a bunt off.

A great way to teach proper sacrifice bunting technique and concentration.

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Jul 26, 2016
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Not backwards
by: Josh H

Absolutely not...Bunting is weapon. If you can learn to put the ball into a certain area, A, it will be a sacrifice and ,B probably a hit. This is teaching kids how to set your bat angle and concentrate on bunting the ball into a specific area. Works great!

Jul 29, 2014
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Fun but backwards
by: James

How many times have you seen a sacrifice but go foul? It goes foul because the batter is trying to chalk the line. A sacrifice bunt is meant to move the runner up and sacrifice the batter. If you continue to try to place one down the lines, you intent of a sacrifice becomes diminished. Put the ball in play.

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