I've been a relief pitcher all season, throwing an inning here and there but mostly sitting the bench. One of our starters got hurt and they gave me the start against Wheat Ridge High School, the number one ranked team in 4A in Colorado. We won 12-1 in five innings (10 run rule). The one run was a home run in the first by their three hitter (a split that he got uunder just enough to get it out). For the rest of the game i walked three, struck out two, and gave up no other hits. I gave up a one-hitter to the best team in Colorado! It was the best day of my life.
My slider, curve, and split were dirty as all heck. I couldn't locate my fastball so only threw it about 50% of the time. It's not over-powering but because of the control i had on everything else they were behind, uncomfortable, and looking like little leaguers. I threw a total of, (get this) 51 pitches! I only had to throw about 10 pitches an inning to beat the best team in the state! Thank you so much for your videos on release point for all of the pitches, but most of all for the video on arm angles. I used to have a Pedro Martinez release; the coaches changed it to way over the top; i reverted back to it the last half of this season, and bam! One hitter haha. Thank you again Paul.
– Cameron Dietz