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Baseball Notebook: What is the hardest pitch to hit in high school baseball? Plus, Top 10 rankings

WCAC well represented in the Top 10 in The Washington Post.
WCAC well represented in the Top 10 in The Washington Post.

THE PAYOFF: THE HARDEST PITCH TO HIT IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL is anything a pitcher can command and locate, coaches say. Velocity doesn't matter. The count doesn't matter. What matters is if a pitcher can hit his spot.

» That has an impact on the game in innumerable ways, from how coaches call the game, to how they scout opponents, to what pitches hitters are looking for each at-bat.

DeMatha Coach Sean O'Connor is looking for a fastball that stays off the heart of the plate, he said. He's not even looking for overwhelming velocity, only a fastball with decent movement that can cover both sides of the plate.

 

Click HERE to read the rest of the story from The Washington Post.