Toss them an under weighted ball, plus a walk thru, and a more favorable gun.
No doubt that there is some inflated pitching mph numbers. That being said, my daughter played with a 11u girl that has pitched 61 mph during her pitching lessons. I have never seen a young athlete compabible of what this girls does. This girl I am refering to is a 3 sport athlete (softball, volleyball, and soccer) and she is on a totally different level than any other girl I have ever seen. Everything she does looks like it is effortless. The best way to explain it is that she looks like Bo Jackson in what ever sport she is playing.
As hard as she throws, this girl can be very wild. Not uncommon to see the girl throw a no hitter and give up 4 runs on walks and wild pitches. If she and her family ever decide to focus on pitching the ceiling is very high.
While a kid was throwing in my cage, I sat at the end of the lane outside the cage. As her ball hit the tarp and created a bounce of the netting, the pocket radar must have picked up the netting swinging around and read 78mph.... I showed the radar to her mom... eyes lit up and said "REALLY!?".... Yeah, I aint that good, lady!
I'm now wondering if she tells people that her dd can hit 78.... lol
"The only difference between average and exceptional, is the attention to detail applied to the task... Don't practice mistakes." James Clark
"Which Time?"...…Is my answer when someone asks how far I hit my driver.
^^^^ Way to work that in ^^^^^
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