One of the toughest offensive outings we had this year was against a kid who was effectively wild. He would bounce two in front of the plate. Throw one behind the batters back than come in and throw two perfect strikes. Then more times than not the last pitch would be out of the zone and we would chase for strike 3. It was very effective pitching and our batters were very off balance.
I also noticed this in our batting practice. As I throw BP I am good for about 75 pitches. Than the wheels start to come off. The first seven batters are crushing the ball. Than as I start to waiver the batting goes down hill quick. As a spray a few pitches about, than a get one over the plate and the kids wiff.
Does anyone coach this to pitchers? Does it waste to many pitches to establish being wild? Does it mess with the pitchers mechanics?
As far as batting, what’s the right mind set for this situation? What’s a good mental game to teach the kids? I always preach to anticipate a strike every pitch.