Baseball Drill – Sacrifice Play

Often times during a game, players will be called upon to get a runner around the bases with a fly ball or a bunt.  This is one of the baseball plays used to teach this.

What you need (set up):  A full infield, a batter and a runner on first, second or third.

How this drill works:  The batter must get the runner to the next base, but only using one of two plays:  a bunt, or a sac fly.  The fly ball must be deep enough to advance the runner and the bunt needs to be effective enough not to be a double play ball.

Batters should work on hitting a fly ball on purpose and also bunting to the best areas to avoid outs.  These skills are important in this game situation.

Result:  This is one of the most common plays in baseball.  If you can get your team to execute sacrifice plays with regularity, then you will notice your overall run total increase considerably.

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