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Discussion: hitting tips

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July 27, 2010
big cat7
Men's 50
122 posts
hitting tips
I was wondering if anyone had some input about a problem ive been having lately.I was hitting very well and then all of a sudden i got into a bad habit of pulling out towards third base and hitting the ball on the end of the bat.Does anyone know how to cure this
July 28, 2010
Men's 65
2237 posts
I've done that before. To fix it, I bring my back elbow higher and concentrate on going to the opposite field for a while. It slows you down a bit and keeps you from opening up too quickly, which it sounds like is the overall problem. Good Luck and I'm sure there are other ideas out there for you.
July 28, 2010
Men's 65
335 posts
Try just place hitting the ball for a while without really ripping it. The back elbow up also helps with overswinging which is what you are describing. You can also open the width of your stance and making you stride very short or not at all.

The Hitman
July 30, 2010
238 posts
I agree with elbows up that allow you to clear your body whiel pulling the ball; also by opening up my stance and putting front foot towards third (starting off by stepping in the bucket)and my weight back. As the ball comes in, if it is inside I rock back and simply continue to step towards third - that enables me to swing like I am hitting to center field. If the ball is on the outter half of the plate I simply rock back and step towards the direction I am hitting. Result, no pulling off the ball and I keep my hard swing and drive the ball to any field. Very important: Don't change your eye level during your stride - horizontal eyes through the swing.
July 30, 2010
Men's 70
517 posts
big cat7.
What I find when not hitting the ball well is,
While waiting on the pitch to get to me moving my body foward, this takes all my direction and ball speed from my bat. When I wait for the ball to arrive and then take the smooth practice swing and strike the ball the whole world changes.
Analyze your at bat and see if you are over commiting to hitting the ball befor it arrives.
Hope this has some help for you.
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