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Extra Bases Left Field ~ Runner On First

extra bases left field, runner on first

In this double cutoff, extra bases left field, runner on first, each player has a specific assignment within the situation.

  • P: Go to a spot in foul territory, between HP and 3B. When you see where the throw will be going, backup that base

  • C: Cover HP

  • 1B: Into the infield as the cutoff man

  • 2B: Second cutoff out

  • SS: First cutoff out

  • 3B: Cover 3B

  • CF: Go towards left field

  • RF: Cover 2B

  • CF: Chase ball down, make a strong throw "through" the cutoff to the base called

Double Cutoff Tips ~ From the Dugout

double cutoff tips ~ from the dugout

  • In this double cutoff situation, I like to use the 1B as the infield cutoff for all plays, no matter where the ball is hit. The RF will cover 2B twice, the RF once.
  • This coverage keeps the changes minimal, eliminating opportunities for mistakes.

The Right Results Come From The Right Approach

Double Cutoff Diagrams

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