Place different colored baseballs in a bucket on the pitcher’s mound and choose a player to practice hitting.  Without the batter seeing the color of the ball, have the pitcher select a ball from the bucket.  Then, have the pitcher shout out a color and throw the ball.  If the color of the ball matches the color the pitcher called, then the batter is free to hit the ball if it is in the strike zone.  If the color of the baseball does not match the color called by the pitcher, the batter should not swing.  Alternate hitters and pitchers throughout the game.  The drill will focus on the reaction time of the batter to help improve his hitting game.

 

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