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Numbering System. The center fielder, Shortstop and catcher are responsible in communicating the numbering system With one basic exception, we want to throw the ball: One base ahead of the base runner on a fly ball Two bases ahead of a base runner on a base hit

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Numbering system

Numbering System

  • The center fielder, Shortstop and catcher are responsible in communicating the numbering system

  • With one basic exception, we want to throw the ball:

    • One base ahead of the base runner on a fly ball

    • Two bases ahead of a base runner on a base hit

    • Three bases ahead of a base runner on an extra base hit


Base hit to right throw going to 2 nd base

Base Hit to Right – Throw going to 2nd Base

Pitcher - Back up the throw coming from right

Catcher - Back up 1st base

1B - Move to 1st base

2B - Take the cutoff from right field

3B - Move to 3rd base

SS - Move to 2nd base

LF - Back up 3rd base

CF - Back up the right fielder

RF- Catch the ball and throw to 2nd base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Base hit to right throw going to 3 rd base

Base Hit to Right – Throw going to 3rd Base

Pitcher - Back up the throw coming from right

Catcher – Stay at home

1B - Move to 1st base

2B– Move to 2nd base

3B - Move to 3rd base

SS – Take cut from right field

LF - Back up 3rd base

CF - Back up the right fielder

RF- Catch the ball and throw to 3rd base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Base hit to right throw going to home plate

Base Hit to Right – Throw going to Home Plate

Pitcher - Back up the throw coming from right

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Take the cutoff from right field

2B - Take the cutoff from right field if ball gets by right fielder, then move to 1B

3B - Move to 3rd base

SS - Move to 2nd base

LF - Back up 3rd base

CF - Back up the right fielder

RF- Catch the ball and throw to home plate

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Base hit to center throw going to 2 nd base

Base Hit to Center – Throw going to 2nd Base

Pitcher - Back up the throw coming from CF

Catcher – Backup 1st base

1B - Move to 1st base

2B – Move to 2B

3B - Move to 3rd base

SS – Take the cutoff from center field

LF - Back up 3B unless ball is hit to LC and then back up CF

CF – Catch ball and throw to second base

RF- Back up CF unless ball is hit to LC and then back up 1st base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Base hit to center throw going to 3 rd base

Base Hit to Center – Throw going to 3rd Base

Pitcher - Back up the throw coming from CF

Catcher – Stay at home

1B - Move to 1st base

2B – Move to 2B

3B - Move to 3rd base

SS – Take the cutoff from center field

LF - Back up 3B unless ball is hit to LC and then back up CF

CF – Catch ball and throw to third base

RF- Back up CF unless ball is hit to LC and then back up 1st base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Base hit to center throw going to home plate

Base Hit to Center – Throw going to Home Plate

Pitcher - Back up the throw coming from CF

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Take cutoff from center field

2B – Move to 2B

3B - Move to 3rd base

SS – Take the cutoff from center field if ball gets by center field

LF - Back up 3B unless ball is hit to LC and then back up CF

CF – Catch ball and throw home

RF- Back up CF unless ball is hit to LC and then back up 1st base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Base hit to left throw going to 2 nd base

Base Hit to Left – Throw going to 2nd Base

Pitcher - Back up the throw coming from LF

Catcher – Back up first base

1B – Move to 1B

2B – Move to 2B

3B - Move to 3rd base

SS – Take the cutoff from left fielder

LF – Catch the ball and throw to second base

CF – Back up left fielder

RF- Back up first base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Base hit to left throw going to 3 rd base

Base Hit to Left – Throw going to 3rd Base

Pitcher - Back up the throw coming from LF

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Move to 1B

2B – Move to 2B

3B - Move to 3rd base

SS – Take the cutoff from left fielder

LF – Catch the ball and throw to third base

CF – Back up left fielder

RF- Back up first base and second base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Base hit to left throw going to home plate

Base Hit to Left – Throw going to Home Plate

Pitcher - Back up the throw coming from LF

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Move to 1B

2B – Move to 2B

3B - Take the cutoff from left fielder

SS – Move to third base

LF – Catch the ball and throw home

CF – Back up left fielder

RF- Back up first base and second base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Xbh to right field line throw going to 3rd

XBH to Right Field Line – Throw going to 3rd

Pitcher - Back up the throw from right field

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Trail runner to 2nd base

2B – Move to right field to be first cut-off

3B – Move to third base

SS – Move to back up second baseman, second cut-off

LF – Back up 2nd or 3rd base

CF – Move to right field to get ball if right fielder does not

RF- Catch the ball and throw to 1st or 2nd cutoff

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Xbh to right center throw going to 3rd

XBH to Right Center – Throw going to 3rd

Pitcher - Back up the throw from RCfield

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Trail runner to 2nd base

2B – Move to RCfield to be first cut-off

3B – Move to third base

SS – Move to back up second baseman, second cut-off

LF – Back up 2nd or 3rd base

CF – Catch the ball and throw to 1st or 2nd cutoff or back-up RF

RF- Catch the ball and throw to 1st or 2ndcutoff or back-up CF

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Xbh to left center throw going to 3 rd base

XBH to Left Center – Throw going to 3rd base

Pitcher - Back up the throw from LCfield

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Trail runner to 2nd base

2B – Move to backup SS be second cut-off

3B – Move to third base

SS – Move to LC field be first cut-off

LF – Catch the ball and throw to 1st or 2nd cutoff or back-up CF

CF – Catch the ball and throw to 1st or 2nd cutoff or back-up LF

RF– Back-up 1st base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Xbh to left field throw going to 3 rd base

XBH to Left Field – Throw going to 3rd base

Pitcher - Back up the throw from left field

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Trail runner to 2nd base

2B – Move to backup SS be second cut-off

3B – Move to third base

SS – Move to LC field be first cut-off

LF – Catch the ball and throw to 1st or 2ndcutoff

CF – Back-up left fielder

RF– Back-up 1st base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Xbh to right field line throw goes to home plate

XBH to Right Field Line – Throw goes to Home Plate

Pitcher - Back up the throw from right field

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Move to back-up second baseman; second cut-off

2B – Move to RF to be first cut-off

3B – Move to third base

SS – Move to second base

LF – Back-up second or third base

CF – Back-up right fielder

RF– Catch the ball and throw to first or second cut-off

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Xbh to right center throw goes to home plate

XBH to Right Center – Throw goes to Home Plate

Pitcher - Back up the throw from RC field

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Trail second baseman; second cut-off

2B – Move to RC field to be first cut-off

3B – Move to third base

SS – Move to second base

LF – Back-up third base

CF – Catch the ball and throw to 1st/2nd cut-off or back up right fielder

RF– Catch the ball and throw to 1st/2nd cut-off or back up center fielder

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Xbh to left center throw goes to home plate

XBH to Left Center – Throw goes to Home Plate

Pitcher - Back up the throw from LC field

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Back up SS; second cut-off

2B – Move to second base

3B – Move to third base

SS – Move to left center and be first cut-off

LF – Catch the ball and throw to 1st/2nd cut-off or back up center fielder

CF – Catch the ball and throw to 1st/2nd cut-off or back up left fielder

RF– back-up first base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


Xbh to left field line throw goes to home plate

XBH to Left Field Line – Throw goes to Home Plate

Pitcher - Back up the throw from left field

Catcher – Stay at home

1B – Back-up SS; be second cut-off

2B – Move to second base

3B – Move to third base

SS – Move to left center and be first cut-off

LF – Catch the ball and throw to 1st/2nd cut-off

CF – Move to left field and get ball if LF does not

RF– back-up first base

  • LEGEND

  • Direction to where the ball is hit

  • Path of the thrown ball

  • Direction of where the fielders move


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