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    A few weeks ago at an all age camp a guy we know from around was telling a group of us that his 9 year old has a great rise according to her pitching coach. I buried my head in my hand.

    A change up should be kept low so that if the hitter does time it, they have to make the secondary adjustment of going down to hit the ball also. 2 movements in the hitter doubles their chance of a bad swing. The combo of being able to read the pitcher's change up early and doing a backflip to keep it up in the zone is a deadly combo. - Bill Hillhouse

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    Yeah the nine year old riseball can be very effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BT3100 View Post
    A few weeks ago at an all age camp a guy we know from around was telling a group of us that his 9 year old has a great rise according to her pitching coach. I buried my head in my hand.
    Technically all those pitches that end up over the batter's head are balls that rise. Hence, a riseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriard View Post
    The one that rolls along the ground and the one that goes over the backstop.
    Don't forget the elusive and truly difficult Reverse Direction Pitch, which is released towards second base.

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    And here I thought the discussion was going to be about rec league coach pitch. "You get 6 pitches to hit, then you're out." Boy was I wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BT3100 View Post
    A few weeks ago at an all age camp a guy we know from around was telling a group of us that his 9 year old has a great rise according to her pitching coach. I buried my head in my hand.
    We used an effective riseball in 10U. It was a fastball just above the letters. They would chase it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambler34 View Post
    We used an effective riseball in 10U. It was a fastball just above the letters. They would chase it all the time.
    Same here. Target is to skim the catchers helmet. Average and below hitters will spend all their quarters trying to hit it.

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    DD was short and balls over her head were called strikes, she had no choice but to swing at them.


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