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Hitting too many ground outs. Any advice?

Friday, July 02, 2010 by Reilly

I see myself has a fairly good hitter and find myself in the clean up spot on my school and rec team, but lately all i'm able to do is hit ground outs. Any advice?

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July 5, 2010 at 10:06 PM

i says:

practice
July 6, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Chris V says:

open your stance drive the back knee down and toward the pitcher do not stride out with front and power the hips open. Sounds like you may be changing your level focus on keepingthe same level and practice alot dust off the tee get a net for the back yard.
July 8, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Miami Tones says:

Keep your front elbow up. It will keep you from driving the ball in the ground. My son's hitting coach taught him that.
July 27, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Anonymous says:

Go on youtube, watch some videos of A-Rod hitting, and emulate what he does.
August 10, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Tone says:

Palm Up, Palm Down at piont of contact. You may be rolling over and not staying through the ball. You want to imagine 2 baseballs after the actual ball you hit, so you can get max. extension.
August 19, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Shauna says:

Tuck your back elbow in and keep your weight back. When stepping forward and driving through the ball make sure to meet the ball out in front- "quick hands." There's a lot of drills that can help with bat speed. You might just be coming short by a hair so speed can help.
October 4, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Coach Scott says:

Work on your power L. driving through the ball rather than driving it straight into the ground. work on one handed drills using a smaller bat or even choking up drastically on your own bat. keeping your back elblow and arm in the shape of an L, driving and pushing the ball out on a line.
January 11, 2011 at 2:43 PM

brandon M says:

quit rollin your wrist, at contact your hands should be palm up palm down, and if u have to get on a forum and ask hitting questions, maybe your just thinkin way too much. just relax up there. Groundball is better then a popout. good luck
January 19, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Tyler says:

As Charlie Lau wrote, focus on your extension. It's not always about the Hollywood finish as much as it is swinging through the ball. To do this shift your weight with your swing as you snap your hips around (but do not lunge) and try to keep your arms straight after contact. If you can't keep your arms straight and hold on with two hands then let the non-dominant hand go after contact. This will ensure you have a smooth, level swing and will help you hit the ball much harder. Remember it's not always about the arm action, it's all in the hips.
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