As a former Division 1 Head Coach and National Pro Fastpitch National Champion, Carie Dever-Boaz is one of the best in the game. Carie recently dropped by the JustBats facility to unlock the secrets to slap hitting.
Slap hitters, or “slappers,” are table setters for power hitters. Slapping is different from regular hitting, as the player hits from the left side and will move through the box as they make contact in order to get a jump down the line. It’s best suited for speedy players with excellent bat control, as the objective of slap hitters is to take advantage of the 5-6 hole between shortstop and third base to put pressure on the defense.
The Art of Slapping
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