Well I decided to try and get this going again.
Baseball started yesterday and I am pretty excited and tired at the same time.
Practice 1, Monday:
Well we did a ton more running, probably more cardio then we do ALL of last year. It's a good thing, but also get's me way more tired because I have a weight training class, which exhausts me, AND basketball class at the end of the day (more running).
We now have about 5 "Pitchers Only" and we all kinda do our own thing for most of the practice. I basically do the team stretching and running warm-ups. Then I play long toss with my pitching partner, then will usually do some tubing. Then I will get a good stretching session in on my legs (Hammy's have been tight the past couple days), and then run 4-5 sets of poles. Once I am done with that I might hit, if we are hitting, or throw some flat ground.
Then I got to throw a live BP session to 3 of our best hitters. The 1-2-3 hitters to be exact. The leadoff guy I BLEW a fastball right by him for strike three (He is a D1 shortstop and got 2nd Team last year, but he will get 1st team this year). The second hitter I plunked in the shoulder really hard, so that was short lived. Then they #3 hitter comes up (Would go D1 if his grades weren't piss-poor) and I got 0-2 on him and then caught a little to much of the play, luckily he popped up.
I was a bit rust and the curve or change weren't as sharp as normal, but I am confident it will all come together real quickly.
The leadoff hitter that I blew a fastball by told me the next day (Today) in class that I was throwing way harder then I was last year. Also, his brother I have in class said that Josh (the D1 SS) told him that I musta been working hard, because I had gotten a lot better. So I like getting those kinds of praises, especially from one of our leaders.
That is basically all I did on monday.
Practice 2, Tuesday:
Today I actually got to hit a little. I got up there, without hitting for 3-4 weeks, and crushed 2 homeruns and a lot of smoking line drives. Our leadoff and #3 hitter were telling me, "I was hitting the sh*t out of the ball." So maybe I can FINALLY get my shot at being the DH?
Pitching wise I just did my normal running, long toss, tubing and worked on the curveball spins. Didn't do a ton. Tomorrow I will be throwing live BP again and I hope to strike out every batter I face.