The 3rd baseman fields tosses from a coach throwing to 2nd to initiate a double play.
Meanwhile, the 3rd baseman and SS play up to fielding fungos and throwing outs to the plate.
We want our 2nd baseman with the ball "walking the runner" back to first with the 3rd baseman keeping an eye on the runner at third.
After the 3rd baseman
catches the ball, she will throw it the 2nd baseman and follow the ball (Diag.
C fields balls in front of plate and covers 3rd if 3rd baseman comes in to field the ball.
C receives bunt defense sign from 3rd baseman, then calls a pitch-out and delivers a strong throw to the left side of 1st base.
P receives signal from 3rd baseman, waits for daylight between SS and runner, then throws to 2nd.
Ground ball to right of 3rd baseman
and SS and to left of 2nd baseman and 1st baseman for the double play, with the ball being returned to the catcher.
When should your 1st and 3rd baseman guard the lines?
With a runner on base, what should the 3rd baseman do each time the 1st baseman throws to the pitcher?
Because it will force the 3rd baseman to make a longer throw and, if the ball rolls foul, will give the hitter another chance to swing the bat.
3rd Baseman: A coach hits slow ground balls to the 3rd baseman, who fields the ball and throws to the 1st baseman.
3rd Baseman fields a ground ball hit by a coach and throws it to the 2nd baseman for the 5-4 force-out or to start a double play.
If the 3rd baseman feels that the runner can be picked off by the catcher or pitcher, he should raise his hands as though signalling a touchdown.
Whenever the back runner is being run down, the 3rd baseman must alert the defense to the man on third.