What is the best change up location?
My son is playing in the minors LL composed of 9,10, and 11’s. As a 9 yr old he is our best pitcher. As the season goes on he is getting more accurate but less K’s.
He is getting very few swing threws, lots of foul balls and very few batters swinging out of the strike zone.
Last night he allowed 5 hits in 4 innings. Two were hit well and three were dinkers that found a hole in the defense. Four errors behind him and no walks for 2 runs and a runner on 1st and 3rd when he left the game. It was the last inning and we were up 4 to 3 with 2 outs. We ended up losing 5 to 4. Of the 12 outs pitched 9 were K’s.
Of the 13 balls that were put in play, 9 were with 2 strikes and the batter didn’t seem to have a chance, but some how made contact.
Any ideas startegy to get that third strike. He throws a good 4S (45+), 2S, and change.