2nd baseman and 1st baseman play up and they take normal fungo throwing to home for an out.
1st baseman fields ground balls with the pitchers covering 1st.
1st Baseman fields balls and throws to the SS covering 2nd to initiate a double play with the 2nd baseman running to cover 1st.
Thus, using the pitcher as a cutoff man "frees up" the 1st baseman
to be near his bag.
2B covers 1st; if 1st baseman covers the bag, assumes back-up position.
SS covers 2B in manner of a 1st baseman, enabling him to stretch and adjust to bad throws.
2B hesitates in case of a hard bunt through P and 1st baseman, then covers 1st in case the out at 3rd isn't an option.
Ground ball to each infielder's left, who throws to 1st baseman, who throws to catcher.
Ground ball to left of 3rd baseman and SS, and to right of 2nd baseman and 1st baseman. Ball is thrown to 2nd base and then 1st for the double play - with 1st baseman returning ball to catcher.
With a runner on 1st, 1st and 2nd, or the bases loaded, what does the 1st baseman do on a sure double?
With a runner on base, what should the 3rd baseman do each time the 1st baseman throws to the pitcher?
Back-Up 2nd baseman and SS roll ground balls to the starting 2nd baseman and SS, who practice turning the double play at 2nd base and throwing to the 1st baseman. The groups alternate after several turns.
SS: The infield coach hits slow ground balls that the SS charges and throws to the 1st baseman.
Upon hearing the 1st baseman call "step off," he steps off the back of the rubber, checks the runner at 3rd, and then throws to the 2nd baseman (in the baseline) or the SS at the bag, depending upon the location of the runner.
Upon hearing the 1st baseman call "step off," he calls "step off" to the pitcher and then calls "check 3rd." He remains at home plate in case of a play there later on.