When throwing down to third if it is a wild pitch to the catcher right how do you field it?
Well, if its a 'wild pitch' by definition the pitcher has thrown a pitch which in the scorer's judgment could NOT be fielded by the catcher. Nevertheless, when a catcher is trying to field a pitch he will always try to keep the ball in front of him to make it hit his chest protector. If its to his right, the next question is where the batter is standing. If its a right handed hitter, the catcher will just throw, but if its a left handed hitter, theoretically the catcher may not have a clear throwing line to third and will most likely step forward to make the throw.
In college, and major league baseball there are 9 players. Pitcher , Catcher, 1st base-man, 2nd base-man, shortstop, 3rd base-man, right field, center field, and left field. For young baseball teams there are 10, Pitcher, Catcher, 1st base-man, 2nd base-man, 3rd base-man, right field, center right field, center left field, and left field.
A left-handed throwing catcher would have a harder time throwing runners out at third, since it's easier to throw across your body, a right hander to his left, and a left hander to his right. This is the same reason that there are no left handed second basemen, shortstops, or third basemen, since their most common throw (to first base) is to their left. A left handed catcher would have an easier throw trying to…
as far as I know you could. In our leagues, you are allowed to switch sides of the plate as long as you dont walk right in front of the catcher while the pitcher is ready to pitch. Essentially you have to call for time. I love switching it up, keeps the fielders on their toes.... The best is when you switch sides, but hit op field :D
You can have up to 11 players on the field but most of the time you have 9. There is the pitcher,catcher,third basemen,short stop,second basemen,first basemen,left field,center field,and right field. The way you get up to 11 players is if you put some in right center and left center field. They are in between right and left field to play more players.
Do you think it's fair not to play a LEFTY catcher just because she's left handed. and one of the best catchers around?
Starting a lefty catcher does have disadvantages. She will have a harder time throwing out runners at third because she will have to clear the batter and then turn her body to throw. A right handed catcher can just clear the batter and already be in a good throwing position. Also, on a play at the plate lefties have to backhand the tag, which is very hard and often umpires have harder times seeing that…
For fastpitch softball there 9 positions, exactly the same as baseball: pitcher(1), catcher(2), 1st(3), 2nd(4), 3rd(5), short stop(6), left field(7), center field(8) and right field(9). For slow pitch, there is often a 10th fielder who usually plays in shallow center field, known as "short center", whose position would be marked as (10).
In little League thru High School, most batters are right handed as well. A left handed catcher will not have near as much success throwing the ball to second on a steal. Also, since most catchers are right handed, most pitchers are disoriented by a left handed catcher therefore coaches will discourage lefties from pursuing the position.