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My favorite ( I will find the one with the legion and put it up)
This pitching area chart gives an example of how your pitcher is performing as well as how to determining the strength or weakness of the batter.
The full page pitching chart only has 3 batters that will be up 5times. First put in the bio info for each batter on the left.
You will need 3 pages to cover the game. 3 X 3 = 9 batters.
You can copy front and back so you will use less pages in your binder. I will soon have the chart so you can down load it and have a much cleaner copy.
|Enter your own legion at the bottom of each square You can create your
own legion as needed for pitches that need to be studied.
For example if a girl throws a high drop when a low drop is called for, note the error. If the girl throws a waste rise over her head and the batter hits a hard line drive, note the strength of the batter.
This first time at bat for the power batter gives an example
#1. The first pitch being a drop in a safe area, low and away. It also may indicate a weakness if the batter swings and misses by bailing out.
#2. Is not the best choice, however we found out that the reason she bail's out is that she is afraid of the ball. And in this case throwing #2 made her even more timid.
#3. Gets another strike by pitching to her weakness. Count 1-2.
#4 is a waste pitch out of the strike zone standing her up.
#5. Is at her weakness making her K, or hit weekly.
|We have learned that possibly she is weak low and bails out.
The second time the same girl comes to the plate, as in Fig #3, we get ahead of the count and she will have the same weakness.
#1. Low and away. Good pitch
#2. Stands her up to set her up for the next low and away pitch.
#3. Is a mistake. The ball should have been low and away, so we make our own, custom legion below the box.
#4. Was a stupid pitch. We know she is weak low so her strength is probably on the high side. The pitcher threw right into her strength.
|In Fig #4 we can see a total lack of focus on the pitcher's part.
We already know she can't hit the low and away pitch. And being weak on the
low side may indicate strength on the high side of the zone. Which she proved
on the second time at bat.
So, in conclusion the hitter didn't accomplish hitting the ball, the pitcher hit her bat. The hitters strength and weakness will remain the same until she works on strengthening her weak area. Which for average teams means we can usually count on that never happening.