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Baseball Positions
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There are nine playing positions in baseball, shown below. In Hills U/10 TeeBall competitions, we allow ten players to field, and in U/8 competitions, we allow eleven. The 10th player is a fourth outfielder, and the 11th can be a seventh infielder.


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POSITION 1
PITCHER

The pitcher is one of the most important people on the team. Their job is to start each play by pitching the ball through the strike zone to the Catcher..

 

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POSITION 5
THIRD BASE

The Third Base player needs to react quickly to field hard hit balls. A strong throwing arm is essential, to make the throws across the diamond to 1st.

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POSITION 2
CATCHER

The catcher squats behind home plate, well behind the swing of the batter, and wears a helmet, face guard, chest plate and leggings for protection. The Catcher receives pitches from the Pitcher.

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POSITION 6
SHORTSTOP

The Shortstop should develop sound throwing mechanics to make accurate throws to 1st. Agility, speed and quick hands are required here.

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POSITION 3
FIRST BASE

The First Base player usually makes most of the outs in a baseball game, when other fielders pick up the ball and throw it to 1st Base.

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POSITION 7
LEFT FIELD

The left fielder covers a big area well behind 3rd Base and the Shortstop

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POSITION 4
SECOND BASE

The Second Base player needs speed, agility and quick hands as this position often involves running after hard hit ground balls.

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POSITION 8
CENTRE FIELD

The centre fielder fields well behind second base and has the most area to cover

   

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POSITION 9
RIGHT FIELD

The Right Fielder stands well behind and between 1st and 2nd Base.

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