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At practice we as coaches tend to spend most, if not all of our hitting time on the mechanics of the swing and getting reps in BP. A few years ago after realizing that we had some players who had perfect mechanics and weren’t hitting above .200, I chose to reevaluate what were we doing […]

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As coaches we always talk to our players about having a “Two Strike Approach” (meaning what we do at the plate differently when we have two strikes). The majority of coaches teach their hitters (as I did for several years) to choke up, spread their feet out, get their front foot down early, and to […]

If you’ve been following baseball closely over the last few years you’ve probably heard the commentators or even the players and coaches talking about Launch Angles. Launch Angles is a very hot topic in baseball and among hitting coaches and hitters across the country. What is Launch Angle? According to the MLB Glossary: Launch Angle […]

When it comes to purchasing a bat, whether softball or baseball, it is a pretty substantial financial commitment. The prices of bats have risen over the years because of the innovations that each new season brings around. Marucci, Easton, DeMarini, and Louisville Slugger’s models all are innovative bats that have discovered ways to bring more […]

There has been an all-out war between the three major competitors in the baseball market between adidas, Nike, and New Balance. The battle of who can bring the put forth the best product, has benefited the consumer of incredible products, each of which bringing their own innovation and technology to the field. In a formerly […]

Baseball has entered a new era, thanks in part to an up and coming age of shortstops and influencers like the Houston Astro’s Carlos Correa, or the Cleveland Indians Francisco Lindor the game has seen a shift in focus heading towards cleats and on-field style. Companies such as adidas, Nike, New Balance, and Under Armour […]

Big leaguers use them, minor leaguers use them, even some college leagues use them. Hitting with a wood bat can be a frightening idea at first. The biggest concern definitely surrounds their easy ability to  break and send parts of the bat flying, and money flying out of your wallet at the same time. So […]

South Carolina’s historic softball season added another chapter Sunday evening. Coach Matt Lisle and The Hitting Vault featured on thestate.com The Gamecocks (45-14) were chosen as an NCAA regional host and will be a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2002. Games at Beckham Field will begin this weekend. USC, the No. 9 […]