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How does a softball pitcher know where the release point is?

You know you've hit the release point of a softball pitch when the throwing-side hip and shoulder are directly above the ball and the inside of the forearm brushes the thigh. Release too soon and the pitch goes low. Release too late and the ball goes high. If the pitcher fears hitting her leg with the ball when she brushes, ask her to get the throwing-side knee next to the stride-knee quickly. This will create enough space for the ball to get by and not hit the leg.

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