My Pitching Log


#1

I’m a RHP at Weehawken,NJ. I’m 17 years old and a senior. I don’t throw hard,my curve is average, and changeup needs work. I’ve pitched in 2 games this year so far.
the first one was a great win. 6 innings no runns 3 hits 10k’s.
the second one, not so much. 2 innings. 6 hits 6 runs.
im pitching again on tuesday.
what i know i need to do is increase my leg strength. i don’t have a gym i can use so anybody who has helpful tips please post!
also i really need some help with the changeup. ive tried so many different grips and ways to throw it but none of them work for me. maybe a subsitute for a change?
please help!


#2

to strengthen your legs you should just run a lot. try running uphills that really makes them strong. For the gym, since you’re a senior youll be going to college and most colleges have rec rooms that have a lot of weights all you need is a spotter


#3

thanks for the info.
well I pitched on Tuesday and it was a really big day for me. The pitching coach from Sussex community college came to watch me pitch. Yes, I was a little nervous, but we were playing a team who we haven’t beaten in 6 years and who touched me up for 12 runs last year. I didn’t let nervousness get in the way.

I threw the game of my life. Complete game scattering 8 hits and 4 unearned runs while striking out 5. Considering the circumstances, this was by far the best game i’ve thrown ever. 2 newspapers interviewed me and I got Athlete of the Week for our local county newspaper =]
and also, the coach from Sussex loved me and wants me to play for him next year! =]
we just dropped 2 straight and now we have one of the better teams int he league Seacaucus coming in and im on the hill. Gotta get back to work! wish me luck!


#4

Nice job and way to step up when it matters. Best of luck and keep working on it.


#5

Today I was on the hill against Secacus. I had a no-no going through the first four. Come 5th inning i gave up 3 hits, one of which was a 3 run homer that BARELY cleared the fence. I know i know a homerun is a home run. Left a changeup out over the plate. one bad pitch. other than that, I pitched even better than the Lyndhurst game.
7 innings. 4 hits. 4 runs 3 earned. 1 BB 1 HBP 4 strikeouts.
final score was 4-0.
Overall i was really happy with my performance. I feel a lot more confident of myself and all my pitches. we just couldn’t hit today. I’m going again next Tuesday which sucks because I wanna get back out there already. But that just means more work to do during this week!


#6

okay so its been a while and i’ve pitched in 2 games since. My first was Woodridge and that didn’t go well at all. 2 innings gave up e6 runs. Had no control whatsoever but in my defense we didnt have practice for 4 days before this game cause rain so i couldn’t do much. My next start was our first ever appearance in the Hudson County Tournament. We faced Hudson Catholic. I pitched pretty good. 6 innings 5 hits 2 runs. we the were losing in bottom of the 7th and we scored 2 runs so i was off the hook at least. we wound up losing 3-2 in the 11th. Tomorrow im going against a really good Waldwick team. Im confident i can get the job done. Update tomorrow