Usually 2 bases in front of your runner. So no one go to 2nd, runner on first go to 3rd, etc. Always try to throw the ball on a line so it can be cut if needed. Especially with a runner on 2 when you're going home. If there's no play someone will cut that ball to keep the runner at first. These rules assume a routine ball hit to you. If you get burned advance your throw one base.I'm new to the outfield and I struggle on to know where to throw it when their are outs and runners on base. my ss is also kinda new so she doesn't really tell me where to throw it. Can anybody help me remember where to throw the ball at the right time?
One of my pet peeves has always been outfielders who throw the ball to 2nd with bases empty on a single. Field the ball, find the runner, if the runner is trying to advance, throw to 2nd, if the runner is holding at 1st, get the ball to your cut off and let them run it in. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen an errant throw from the OF to 2nd FOR NO REASON allow a runner to advance one or two bases. This also trains the OF to find the runner and not to make longer throws than necessary.I'm not sure what the general rule is in softball. Haven't been able to get a good grasp of it with the shorter bases. But in baseball the general rule, unless the ball was hit past you, was to throw 2 bases ahead of where the lead runner started. That was always my guide line durring pre-pitch preperation.
No one on, throw to 2nd.
Runner on 1st throw to 3rd.
Runner on 2nd (or 1st & 2nd) throw home.
Just throwing it to her is not a bad plan to start.I'm new to the outfield and I struggle on to know where to throw it when their are outs and runners on base. my ss is also kinda new so she doesn't really tell me where to throw it. Can anybody help me remember where to throw the ball at the right time?
Players with a low softball IQ would be well served to get the ball as quickly as possible to their cut off and let them make the decision where to throw the ball. Most younger players who are developing their softball IQs do not have a cannon anyway, and throwing a rainbow to a base may not be a good idea regardless.Just throwing it to her is not a bad plan to start.
Let it be her problem.
Not sure what level y'all are playing, but if that happened on my team there was a good chance the SS would be sitting next to me on the bench next inning...One of my favorite plays this year was a ball hit to LF.
Poor left fielder had no one to throw it to, all the infielders had their backs to her running around. She knows I am going to yell at her if she doesn't throw it. She looks at 3rd, nope back to her. Looks at 2nd, nope backs to her. She just randomly threw it to the pitching circle out of frustration , no one was there either but she got rid of the ball.