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How to Improve Your Slow-Pitch Softball Swing

author image Joshua McCarron
Joshua McCarron has been writing both online and offline since 1995. He has been employed as a copywriter since 2005 and in that position has written numerous blogs, online articles, websites, sales letters and news releases. McCarron graduated from York University in Toronto with a bachelor's degree in English.
How to Improve Your Slow-Pitch Softball Swing
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Slow, high-arcing pitches characterize slow-pitch softball. The batters in slow-pitch don’t have to be concerned with pitch speed or breaking balls, but using the right mechanics is still important to achieve optimum results. Follow a few basic hitting techniques to drive the ball as far as possible in every at-bat.

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Step 1

Rotate your front hip and knee back slightly toward the catcher as the pitch is on the way to load up your energy for a more powerful swing.

Step 2

Pull your hands through first as your begin your swing, pointing the knob of the bat at the ball as the pitch comes in.

Step 3

Step toward the ball and use your front foot as a brace. Snap your wrists and elbows at the same time to create full-arm extension. Try to hit the ball about a foot in front of the plate.

Step 4

Swing the bat with a slight uppercut to create underspin on the ball after you hit it, which helps it carry farther.

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