WKU Baseball Players Explain the Art of Pitching

Jan 20, 2013

This story is an entry from WKYU-FM in the category of Best Sports Feature/Special for the 2013 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters awards competition.

In this story, WKYU-FM's Dan Modlin spoke with Western Kentucky University baseball players and coaches about the techniques used by pitchers to win their battles with batters.

It's common to hear players and analysts talk on TV and radio about using breaking balls to fool hitters, or a two-seam fastball to overpower a batter. But what goes into making those pitches a success? And how do catchers and pitchers go about choosing which pitch to throw in each given situation?

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