if your fastball is 11-12mph and you have an effecive change at 7-8 mph you can really throw them off. especially if you're throwing through the same window.
In another video I saw, Purcell said to learn a knuckle ball and throw it exclusively. He did say it was better for USSSA than ASA because it usually moves more on flatter pitches.
i beg to differ.. he gets away with flatter and faster than most.. but i can tell you... you can throw a lot flatter in a local yokel than in conference. you have to put it on a tee thereIf I got the same arc and speed rules as andy does every weekend I'd be a lot more effective too
His knuckle ball is called for excessive speed in nearly every other non conference event going in in utrip across america every weekend, but in the conference you get that pitch
That's like a 27%-42% difference between fastball and change-up, pretty sure if anybody could pull that off they'd already be in the Show.
Then go full-Purcell and throw everything too flat and scream at any umpire that calls your pitches flat.
so, what level are you playing and what upper level are you talking about here?
Recently played a team that was slumming in the lower division. Is there anything I can do pitching wise to get even a slight advantage? We will be playing them again at some point, and I expect to get shelled again, but I want to get....slightly less shelled.
Lol. Yep. It's slow pitch. Your team needs to hit, and you need to throw strikes. That's it.Every pitcher on here has gotten shelled more times than we care to admit. Yours truly at the top of the list. We have a few teams like that in our division. It sucks. Just chalk it up as a learning experience and make the most of it. Mix it up, be safe and try to talk someone else into pitching.
Semantics, spoken like a true *******
I find myself throwing knuckles exclusively when I can't find the zone with other pitches (very often) , it does mess with inexperienced player alot, ink try to get corners and different heights to the experienced