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acarter13
06-30-2012, 02:48 PM
I was just wondering how many HS players are on the site. Next year I'm going to be a pitcher for Varsity if I stay healthy. I'm going to be a sophmore next year.

qualum23
07-01-2012, 06:57 PM
I used to play in high school, now I'm an assistant coach. Good luck on making the Varsity team next year as a sophomore! What pitches do you throw?

acarter13
07-05-2012, 02:47 PM
I throw a 2 seam fastball, change-up, 12-6 curve and occasionally a slider. I have hit 84 MPH on a radar gun with the my fastball, but it normally sits around 77 or 78 and the change sits around 72 or 73. My curve is about high 60's or low 70's, and I didn't throw my slider when I was getting clocked, because it's by far my worst pitch and is very innaccurate.

TitansFan
07-05-2012, 03:42 PM
I played in high school, but that was 5 years ago. Good luck!

acarter13
07-08-2012, 07:39 PM
Threw a complete game shut out today with the Varsity coach watching, so that's a very good sign.

qualum23
07-09-2012, 10:01 AM
Great Job! One of the hardest things to do is pitch when someone is watching just you, so you should be proud of that. I also like your repitoire of pitches, but I would work on throwing a 4 seam fastball or a circle change-up. You would be amazed at how the circle change-up with the fastball arm action (don't slow your arm down when you throw the change-up) can fool hitters. That 5 to 7 mph speed drop makes all the difference. Just ask Greg Maddux, one of the greatest pitchers of all time who threw a nasty change-up.

acarter13
07-09-2012, 02:11 PM
I've been trying to incorporate a circle change, but I haven't had much luck with it so far, but i'm going to continue to work with it. Right now my main focus has been improving my slider so I'm able to throw it consistently during games when I get into trouble. Not many people my age have throw a slider, so that would give me the one-up on several hitters who have faced little to no sliders.

andrewhoya
07-09-2012, 10:42 PM
I've been trying to incorporate a circle change, but I haven't had much luck with it so far, but i'm going to continue to work with it. Right now my main focus has been improving my slider so I'm able to throw it consistently during games when I get into trouble. Not many people my age have throw a slider, so that would give me the one-up on several hitters who have faced little to no sliders.
Where do you live? Our guys throw sliders all the time.

acarter13
07-09-2012, 10:44 PM
I live up north in New York

andrewhoya
07-09-2012, 10:44 PM
Ah, must be a regional thing then.

acarter13
07-09-2012, 10:48 PM
Yeah, probably. Are you down south?

andrewhoya
07-09-2012, 11:07 PM
Northern VA

acarter13
07-09-2012, 11:39 PM
The more south you go, the more advanced the athletes are when it comes to baseball it seems

andrewhoya
07-10-2012, 08:27 AM
Yeah, we have some great pitchers down here. A freshman actually just committed to UNC..... As a freshman. 3 no-hitters already.

acarter13
07-10-2012, 10:20 AM
Wow, that's impressive. I'd be lucky if I threw 1. I can't stand not being able to play all year because of the weather

andrewhoya
07-10-2012, 10:23 AM
You guys dont have indoor leagues?

acarter13
07-10-2012, 10:31 AM
None that I can afford. My family doesn't really have a lot of money

andrewhoya
07-10-2012, 10:33 AM
None that I can afford. My family doesn't really have a lot of money
Gotcha. Our baseball team does fundraising and uses ticket sales to pay for the indoor tourneys and leagues. I know they can get expensive.

acarter13
07-10-2012, 10:40 AM
I'm just happy the past 2 winters haven't been bad at all. But I have a big basement that I can get a lot of hitting done in and can throw some bullpens. It's not great, but it's better than nothing

acarter13
07-11-2012, 10:01 AM
Went 0-0 with 2 walks and a HBP and 5 stolen bases yesterday. In total I saw 34 pitches in 3 plate appearances

qualum23
07-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Good job seeing a variety of pitches! Keep up the good work! Sounds like you're having a good summer so far!

acarter13
07-13-2012, 10:07 AM
Good job seeing a variety of pitches! Keep up the good work! Sounds like you're having a good summer so far!

Thanks! I'm starting tomorrow morning, so hopefully I can keep it going!

acarter13
07-15-2012, 05:56 PM
My game on saturday got cancelled due to rain, so i'm pitching on tuesday. for a seperate league, I went 1 for 2 with a single and 2 walks with 5 stolen bases.