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SITUATION: FLY BALL WITH RUNNER ON THIRD BASE

  Posted Dec 29/15 by Shawn Lockhart for Better Coaches

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Objective

The main of objectives behind cut-offs and relays are to prevent the opposition from taking extra bases and to avoid "big innings." Listed below are a few basic principles governing the cutoff scheme:

  • Always keep the ball in front of you.
  • Throw ahead of runner.
  • The throw to the cutoff man should be on a line at chest level.
  • All calls should be loud and repetitive.
  • When pitchers back up throws they should be as far back as park allows.