Purpose

This game uses only the right side of the field (from the shortstop’s fielding position to the right field foul line) to set up specific baserunning and fielding situations for your team to practice.

Set Up

  • Divide your team into three groups
  • Group 1 includes the fungo hitter, third baseman, and first baseman
  • Group 2 includes a shortstop, center fielder, right fielder
  • Group 3 includes 3 baserunners, lined up behind home plate

 

Instructions

  1. The object of the game is for the baserunners to try and score as many runs as possible (with the help of the fungo hitter)
  2. One baserunner starts on first base. One starts on home plate.
  3. The fungo hitter hits the ball (either fly or grounder) into the right side of the field while the two baserunners try to advance
  4. The defense attempts to make a play on the lead runner
  5. After three outs, the groups rotate positions. Each team gets three outs (for a total of nine outs per inning)
  6. Reaching third base (not home) scores a point for the baserunning team
  7. A hit to the wrong side of the field is an automatic out
  8. On a caught fly ball the baserunner starting from home is out. The other baserunner can stay on base or try to tag up
  9. A person can be put out at a base by a force or tag
  10. Only the team running the bases can score
  11. Every run scored by the baserunning team is 1 point

Coaching Tips

  • The fungo hitter can try to hit behind the runner (ie. To right field) to give the baserunner the best chance of advancing to third

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