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Runners on 1st and 3rd. With runners on first and third base, many coaches will send the runner from first. If a throw is made to second base, the runner on third will attempt to score. It takes a fairly talented combination of middle infielder and catcher to make the put out at home on this play. Many defensive coaches will simply elect to have the catcher hold the ball and give up the base. Never, never, never give up second without even an attempt to make a play somewhere. Here are a few options.

Fake to second, look to third. Catcher receives the ball and takes and aggressive step towards second and a strong pump fake. Then, quickly look to 3rd to see if the runner has gone for the fake.

Fake to second, look to third. Catcher receives the ball and takes and aggressive step towards second and a strong pump fake. Then, quickly look to 3rd to see if the runner has gone for the fake.

Throw to the pitcher. Catcher makes a hard throw to the pitcher, appearing to be a throw to 2nd base, who then looks for the play on the 3rd base runner.

Shortstop cut. Catcher throws to the short stop who is running towards home on the play. As the throw passes the pitcher, it appears to be a throw to second base, fooling the runner. This play only works well if you have a strong shortstop.




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