New here and just back from my first start


#1

Hi, I’m shaun and i’m 14 years old. I play travel here in md. I asked my coach to pitch a few games ago, and he said he would pencil me in. He didn’t know that I never pitched before in my life. He asked me to show him what i can throw and i started getting nervous and throwing wild pitches. He said it was ok and if I do that he would take me out of the game. He let me pitch the first inning and I walked the first two. The next batter got a hit. So did the next one. Then the next guy walked. But after that, I struck out three in a row. Any tips on what young pitchers should always remember when up on the mound?


#2

I would tell you to not worry about how hard you are throwing and just worry about throwing strikes. That is the most important thing to learn at first.


#3

Just what (arguably the greatest southpaw ever) Sandy Koufax said, “I never became a good pitcher until I quit trying to strike everyone out and just tried to make them hit the ball!”