The University of Minnesota Gophers punched their ticket to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series largely in part to Hope Brandner and Amber Fiser. Fiser led the Gophers on the mound, while Hope Brandner provided the offense. The sophomore transfer from Oregon State hit .354 with 19 homers at the completion of her […]
This is Alexa Peterson letting you know what I’ve been up to! I just got back from the Netherlands where I spent two weeks playing in their professional league for the Haarlem Sparks. It was my first time to Europe, and I really enjoyed my experience. I felt right at home (I’m from Oregon) with […]
Launch position in baseball and softball is one of the most misunderstood in the game today. If you’ve spent any time around the baseball or softball field, you’ve probably heard a few phrases thrown around like: “Wow, he or she has a launch angle swing.” “If he didn’t have a launch angle swing, he wouldn’t […]
Boston Red Sox Outfielder Mookie Betts won the American League Most Valuable Player award in 2018 due to his stellar defense and his ability to hit not only for average but also power. He led the regular season with a .346 batting average, had 32 home runs, and 47 doubles. Having both tools power and […]
As a softball coach, you probably spend a good amount of time putting together specific softball drills and practice plans. The biggest piece of advice we can give is to take the same game mentality into practice. Practice can get dry, monotonous, and players can lose focus. As a coach, we always want to focus […]
At The Hitting Vault, we have over 100 baseball hitting drills for power. In baseball, people often associate the term “power” with gargantuan sluggers hitting baseballs over the Green Monster at Fenway Park. However, you do not have to be six-foot-six to hit for power. Red Sox outfielder and American League MVP Mookie Betts and […]
At The Hitting Vault, we frequently get asked about the best products to use to start capturing data on our swings. There are currently several products available on the market to analyze your baseball or softball swing and provide the data you need to get better. One of our favorites is Blast Motion. Blast Motion, […]
Here’s an sneak peak into an hour-long Q&A that Coach Lisle hosted on The Hitting Vault’s COACHES ONLY private Facebook page last night. This group is only for our COACH members, but we had such a good time we thought we’d share it with you. Pop-up Q&A with Coach Lisle One of the biggest benefits […]
There are obvious reasons that increasing bat speed is key to becoming an elite hitter. Increased bat speed leads to greater exit speed, which translates to more power, more distance, more hits, and more bases. Basically more of everything a hitter wants. If you have a good bat path and the correct body movements to contact, […]
Behind every great college or professional athlete is a story. In part II of The Journey of College Softball Recruiting: Alexa Peterson, we pick up at the time when Alexa had decided to commit to the University of Oregon. From here, we’ll dive into specific tips you can use for your players to help them […]
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