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At the base or you may decide to do so on Remember also that you are only same time, begin to part your hands. your own. allowed to move your head to look at the runner. This is a short body to face the runner. you should make this turn quickly. to throw the ball. throw using a snap of the wrist. Remember that because you have stepped off the rubber, you do not have to throw the ball. step toward first base pivot and throw the ball pitching pickoff to first base—left hand A pickoff to first base is easier for a left-hander because he does not have to turn his body to throw the ball.
Tucked into your chest to prevent the safely in the glove, look up to see if ball from hitting your throat. you need to make a play. knock ball down pick ball up drop down catching throwing to second base When there is a runner on first base, the pressure is on the catcher to make a quick throw to second base to try to get the runner out if he tries to steal. Remember, as there are runners on base, you must keep your throwing hand behind the glove, ready to make a quick throw. This will enable you to move shoulder toward second base.
Try not to rush, however, as this may cause a bad throw. ● In order to receive his throw, move ● As you approach second base, ● Use your glove to give the second quickly toward second base, making a slow down and bring yourself under baseman a target. Keep your right straight line between yourself, second control by using short “stutter” steps, hand next to your glove; this allows base, and the second baseman. ready to move in any direction if the you to catch with both hands and throw is inaccurate.