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Sacrifice Bunt First Second!

sacrifice bunt runners first and second

In this sacrifice bunt first second, each player has a specific assignment within the situation.

While the player assignments are essentially the same as with a runner on second, there are subtle changes created within the play, due to the extra runner.

P: Responsible for bunts up the third base side, if 3B fields bunt pitcher goes to 3B.

C: Fields anything he can get to out in front of the plate, and makes the call as to where the play is going to.

1B: Holds runner on first, crashes on the pitch, has responsibility for balls bunted up the first base side.

2B: Cover 1B. If the throw comes to 1B, look to third base right away. You may have an opportunity to back pick on an extra wide turn, or the runner might just keep on going. Be ready!

SS: Works the runner at second, goes to second on the bunt.

3B: In this defense, the 3B is responsible to remind the pitcher to get the third base side. If the pitcher does not field the bunt, but the third baseman does, pitcher goes to third base.

LF: Comes hard towards 3B to backup.

CF: Comes hard towards 2B.

RF: Comes to the right field line to back up throw to first base.

Sacrifice Bunt Tips ~ From the Dugout

sacrifice bunt tips ~ from the dugout

  • With a force at 3B, this situation provides the opportunity to turn the DP on a sharply bunted ball.

  • With two runners instead of one, the catcher's decision becomes more complicated. Read it, be decisive and move ahead!

Every One, On Every Play, Is In The Right Position

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