I am currently playing at high school level in CA and will be pitching against a team consisting mostly of leftie and rightie 'power slap hitters'. They run or take a fews steps into each pitch and try not only to touch the ball but also to drive with some power. So i wanna know what is the best pitching approach to face power slap hitters, slap hitters or hitters that run or take steps into each pitch.
I have a good rise and dropball. A good curve that i can alter into a rise curve. A change up with good arm speed and back up 4 seam and 2 seam fastballs. The 2 seam fastball acts like a 'cutter' and cuts slightly in to lefties. Control is good, location is not too bad and speed is around low to mid 50s.
I've been told to pitch low and away or high for them to chase. Also to change speeds to throw off their timing. So i'm rather confused as to how i should pitch to them at the moment. I'm not looking to strike them out but to force weak hits out of them although i wouldn't mind strike outs. Experts, please shed some light. Thanks in advance.