last sunday i started the semifinals of a mini tournament my team was in. I pitched 2 innings and 2 outs. i had 1 Earned run, i gave up a double then a single and was moved to 1st. I struggled with control that day. The pitcher after me gave up a hit and the runner that hit the double reached home. my slider wasn’t great that day so i relied more on my fastball and curve. i had 2 strikeouts, 1 walk. i rested since the end of the tournament which ended on monday with my team coming first. that was the end of travel ball and now i train until varsity rolls around in early february.
today i threw a 60 pitch bullpen along with going to the gym, i struggled with control but it seemed like i was throwing a bit faster. i reviewed my video of my bullpen today and there were some small changes in my pitching form. lately my curveball is getter better with a sharper downward break but my slider is getting worse in terms of control and break.
i talked to my coach about giving up the forkball, i don’t really like throwing it and it doesn’t break much. i can’t really control the fork anyway. for now i’m going to stop throwing it and work on developing on a 2 seam.
my goal until varsity starts is to be able throw 4-5mph faster and learn a two-seam and polish my slider and curve. if i can manage to control a good 2-seam then i will start on a changeup. my most important goal is to make varsity.