From Fast-Pitch to Slow-Pitch

From Fast-Pitch to Slow-Pitch

Post by Susan Woo » Mon, 24 Mar 1997 04:00:00


I am a 28-year-old veteran high-school fast-pitch softball pitcher/third
baseman and I am just recently getting back into the swing of things this
season on a slow-pitch COED team. They want me to pitch and I wanted to get
some advice on relearning an old skill. I pitched sling-shot fastball --
never could quite get that windmill action, much to the dismay of most of
my high school coaches -- and I would appreciate any tips, hints, and
guidance on release, motion, etc.

Thanks alot!
Susan

 
 
 

From Fast-Pitch to Slow-Pitch

Post by SBnu » Fri, 28 Mar 1997 04:00:00

<<I am a 28-year-old veteran high-school fast-pitch softball pitcher/third
baseman and I am just recently getting back into the swing of things this
season on a slow-pitch COED team. They want me to pitch and I wanted to
get
some advice on relearning an old skill. I pitched sling-shot fastball --
never could quite get that windmill action, much to the dismay of most of
my high school coaches -- and I would appreciate any tips, hints, and
guidance on release, motion, etc.>>

IMHO, it'd be better if you'd play third base! The key to slo-pitch coed
pitching is not to walk the guys (as in most leagues, the following woman
then has the option to walk). The fact that you didn't windmill will
probably help you in slo-pitch. The guys are gonna hit regardless of who
is pitching. The key to coed is always the hitting of the women. If your
league does the little ball/big ball thing, you might find that maddening
as a former FP pitcher. One good strategy is to backspin when pitching to
the women. The best way to be successful in slo-pitch coed as a pitcher is
to figure out blue's strike zone and put the ball there. Sounds simple,
huh?