Softball Slapping Clinic Part 3 – Jessica Mendoza – Produced By Gary Leland
Mendoza talks about where a good spot to place a good slap and what positions are the toughest to play the slap well. She mentions that second base is a really tough spot to play the slap well because they have the hardest time reading and reacting to the slapper. She says to almost pick on the second base and even the pitcher sometimes because they have the hardest time reacting to the softball in play and aren't always expecting it.
Mendoza also talks about power hitting from the left side and the different strategies that some slappers use to hit away with power. She talks about how some slappers even so a slight walk through to hit the softball or even a slide though to hit it hard. Some slappers don't feel comfortable hitting away but when some still walk through or slide through, it makes the slapper feel more comfortable and they can learn how to hit the ball hard without getting to far out of their comfort zone on the left side of the box.
Mendoza also talks about working against your own defense because if you can find the weaknesses in your own defense you can find the weaknesses in the team you're playing. It teaches you how to play the spots that are open and to hit the softball in a weak spot of the team. The more that a slapper practices the more likely you can place a good slap in a game. If you would like to view Jessica Mendoza's bio visit http://USAfastpitch.com
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