Thinking about it now with the HS team all 4 of the lefty batters who threw right wrote lefty. One bats, writes and throws lefty and my DD bats and throws lefty but writes righty and does almost everything else lefty.I'm thinking that with all other abilities being equal including RH throwing, colleges are most likely choosing LH batters. That's why I suggested the incoming HS players try hitting LH in the off season. But that has been met with indifference.
Over the past 5 years on the HS team we have had only 3 RH throwers who hit LH. One was recruited to a Big 10 school, the other 2 started for D3 schools. And of our best RH hitters during those same 5 years 6 played in college, none above D3.
I just get frustrated when I see most of our opposition with 2-4 lefties in the lineup and we have 1 with nothing much in the way of LH batters in the pipeline.
DD hit righty in the beginning and never really hit well until she switched. Probably should have been lefty all along but didn’t know any better in 2nd grade when she first picked up a bat. It’s amazing how much better she hit from the left almost immediately.