Challenge for Competitive Men's Fastpitch Buff's

Challenge for Competitive Men's Fastpitch Buff's

Post by Chris Calbur » Sun, 07 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Do you bunt a man to third, to play for the sac in competitive men's
ball?
Here is a challenge for all of you fundamentally sound fastpitch
strategists.

                                SOLUTION REQUIRED!

 GAME SITUATION - mens competitive fastpitch - Provincial Championship
series:
- final game  
- Championship is on the line.......
- extra innings
- first & second, none out
- pitchers from both teams are throwing a gem  ......a 2 hitter each
- what offensive strategy do you employ??

        a) do you let the next hitter swing away?
        b) do you bunt the man to third, to play for the sac?
        c) do you double steal?
        d) do you try a slap through the infield?
        e) some other trick play? perhaps the Jimy Williams trip play
at first
        f) do nothing but cross youre fingers?
        g) do you consider where you are in the hitting order,  before
making a decision, and if so, what factors do you focus on, and how do
respond to each case scenario?
        h) other?      

Come on folks, Ill bet just about everyone that visits this site has an
opinion on this one.

 
 
 

Challenge for Competitive Men's Fastpitch Buff's

Post by Kevin Kinzn » Wed, 10 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Bunt

Assuming it's not a great hitter, and someone capable of getting a bunt
down.  Get the guys to third with one out.  With good pitchers catchers
can mishandle a ball or with a good jump you can make a close play on a
ground ball or bunt again.  

Kevin Kinzner

 
 
 

Challenge for Competitive Men's Fastpitch Buff's

Post by Samoa » Wed, 10 Jan 1996 04:00:00

It was stated...

Quote:
> - final game
> - Championship is on the line.......
> - extra innings
> - first & second, none out
> - pitchers from both teams are throwing a gem  ......a 2 hitter each
>- what offensive strategy do you employ??

>        a) do you let the next hitter swing away?
>        b) do you bunt the man to third, to play for the sac?
>        c) do you double steal?
>        d) do you try a slap through the infield?
>        e) some other trick play? perhaps the Jimy Williams trip play
>           at first
>        f) do nothing but cross youre fingers?
>        g) do you consider where you are in the hitting order,  before
> making a decision, and if so, what factors do you focus on, and how do
> respond to each case scenario?
>        h) other?

There is one variable you forgot to mention; Speed on the base-paths.  Is
your speed on 1st, 2nd, the plate, or the bench.  I'll assume this is a
moot point, that the team has above average team speed.  I tend to play
aggressive ball.  With no outs the options that I would go with are b, c,
and always g.  Worst case scenario in b;  hitter puts down ugly bunt, dp
with a man on first (actually most likely 2nd)  The odds of this
happening are slim, most likely you now have 1 out and two runners in
scoring position.  Next batter is to swing away, get it out of the
infield and you win.  Option c.  You are now getting even deeper into the
team speed category, in addition how good is your hitter at protecting
the plate?  Where has the catcher been throwing the ball today?  The way I
look at it you have no game tomorrow so leave it all on the field today...

Just my humble opinion.

Fernando.