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To those that have never done it, hitting a baseball may seem easy. However, hitting is not a job for the weak—the best professional pitchers can get that ball up to speeds of 103 miles an hour! OK—you probably don’t have to worry about balls going that fast when you are first starting your baseball career, but that doesn’t mean hitting a baseball is easy. Here are some tips you can practice whenlearning how to hit a baseball.
First of all, make sure you are using batting cage nets when practicing, to save yourself from a lot of ball chasing!
Know where to stand: Face the plate, and stand about a foot back from it.You should be angled a bit so the backside of your body is aimed toward the pitcher’s mound.
Make sure your feet and knees are in position: Your feet should be shoulder length apart and pointed toward the plate. Your knees should be bent slightly.
Hold the bat correctly: Your grip should be firm but not too tight. If you are right handed, grip it a few inches above the base with your left hand, with your right hand on top (of course this should be switched if you are left handed).With your front elbow bent, hold the bat with your hands at chest level about 6 inches from your body. Raise your back elbow so that it is pointed slightly downward and at a straight line with your shoulder.
Meet the ball: As the ball comes near you, step toward it with your front foot. Shift your weight completely to your front foot as you are following through.
Even the best hitters in the league had to start at the beginning—learning how to hit. Now that you know the basics, get a practice buddy, gather all of your equipment (including batting cage netting from spinets.net) and start practicing today!