Touching 75 after throwing all winter


#1

My 8th grader hit his max over the weekend. Hit 75 several times and after three shutout innings was pulled, which is fine by me, by his coach. Didn’t surrender a run and felt like going the distance. I didn’t tell him until we got home about his reading, which were taken by the opposing team. I just asked about how he felt and how the day went. He knew he pitched well but he also said there were a couple of pitches that just felt right." everything was going good" he says. I told him what he thought he was hitting , " maybe 71 or 72". Needless to say he was on cloud 9 on what he accomplished. The best part was surrendering 1 hit and allowing 1 walk. Something we have been working on very , very , hard.

After reviewing the tape we noticed that he was getting the first pitch fastball low and away. After that he was pretty much locating very well. Also , another thing I noticed was that he was opening his front shoulder early in his last two outings, something that he also worked on from his last game. :lol:

Arm felt great after the game and this morning no soreness. :lol:


#2

Congrats. Nice job.