I have been a 14 under coach for 4 years now and luckily have not had to play with only 8 players until now. Our last game of the season against the second place team. We are in first with a 10-0 record and want to give my girls every chance I can to make it 11-0. I am not sure how to field 8 girls. Do I play shortstop deep to cover shallow left field or 2nd deep to cover all of right and have my shortstop cover second? This is a heavy hitting team we are going to face. We beat them 17-8 in our first meeting so I know what they bring to the table. Any advice??!
Fielding 8 Players
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Posted 23 June 2004 - 10:25 PM
Posted 25 June 2004 - 08:26 PM
Have you thought of walking one or two of their best hitters? I know this makes the parents crazy, but this is a defensive strategy. If you are short 2 players, you need to "disable" 2 players, in their offense, to "level the field". If they are playing with a full 10, you might want to give this some thought. It's not the best way to go, but sometimes you gotta do, what-cha-gotta do........