CoachUp Coach and former University of Southern Maine player Jesse Hutchins shows how to successfully prepare for and hit an inside pitch.
Hi I’m Jesse Hutchins, former USM first baseman and CoachUp Coach. And this is hitting an inside pitch. The key to hitting an inside pitch is not to change the mechanics of your swing, but rather where you make contact with the ball. You’re gonna keep your eye on the ball and once you identify that it’s an inside pitch, you’re gonna move your hands to the ball. You’re gonna aim to connect with the ball before it gets to home plate, with the barrel of the bat directed to left field. Make contact with the ball in front of the plate. In front of the plate, you’ll have a better bat position and opportunity to hit the sweet spot of the bat.