Quick-Hitting Practice Drills

  1. TWO STRIKE PLAN: Strikeouts are painful. Remove the pain, take away the high outer 1/3 of plate block the fastball.
  1. PEPPER DRILL:
    1. No stride
    2. 1/2 stride
    3. Full to stride/Full cut
    4. Note: Concentrate on push of hands, level cut, 10 to 2 contact.
  1. PEPPER HIGH STRIKE DRILL:
    1. No stride
    2. 1/2 stride
    3. Full to stride/Full cut
  1. PEPPER CURVE BALL DRILL:
    1. No stride
    2. 1/2 stride
    3. Full to stride/Full cut
  1. PRACTICE FULL CUTS QUALITY CUTS:
    1. Suspended 18 zone
    2. Push, press hands
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Andy Lopez is head baseball coach at the University of Arizona. Since taking the position in 2002 he has guided the school to postseason appearances in seven of the last nine seasons, including a berth in the 2004 College World Series. ."

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