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Tips for Executing a Successful Rundown

By Ken Krause, Fastpitch Lane, 12/07/17, 12:00PM CST


When you get the runner, and the play is over, don’t forget to celebrate! You just got a free out. Practice these techniques until they become automatic and you’ll win more than your fair share of rundowns.

In my last blog post I talked about the value of practicing rundowns, and all the good it can do. But I didn’t get into the details of how to execute them successfully from a defensive point of view. So guess what we’re going over today?

Step one is to understand what makes for a good rundown. When you watch a rundown on a TV show or in the movies, you see a lot of running back and forth, faking throws, and actual throws.

While that makes for good drama, it’s pretty bad technique for a rundown. Here’s how to do it better.