Hey guys, i just joined a 13-14 house ball league in Michigan.
My team is looking pretty strong right now, as a pitcher i am either our 1 or 2 starter…im still in a battle with the other canidate for that position.
My team is built to hit and play defense but their is one major problem…there is only 2 pitchers on the team and of course we are fighting for the 1 and 2 spots (i think would be anyways but that is probably because im the only high schooler in the league (stupid late birthday and missing JV tryouts), all the coaches wanted to pick me up in the mock “draft” that they had)
League rules limit the 2 man staff and make it very hard to have one. My coach wants me and the other guy to keep our minds off of that while he locates a third guy to do the relief work.
League rules say that pitchers cannot throw more than 4 innings in a 40 hour time span and with 7 inning games our team is not going to make it with two games a week. My coach is a good one, teaches technique and execution before winning. He cares about our health more than the W on the scorecard. He proved this by establishing a “No curveball” rule which basically says a guy who gets caught throwing a curveball will be immediately yanked from the game.
My question is should i be concerned if we cant find another pitcher who can at least throw strikes?
I want to learn a breaking pitch of some kind so of course i have to inquire about a cutter and splitter. And the curve thing limits our only other pitcher that i know about. He is a catcher by trade but has a filthy curve ball and it is what he dominates with. (subpar fastball, and no change to speak of) he isnt really a pitcher but i guess i guy to go to when we need 1 or two innings to finish.