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Jungle Batting Practice Drill

Here is a Batting Practice Drill that will allow you to work on situational hitting.

In the video clip below Edwin Thompson, Eastern Kentucky University Head Coach, shows you his “Jungle” Batting Practice Drill. The “Jungle Drill” is a situational hitting drill that can be easily modified to meet the needs of your team.

In this variation, Coach Thompson has a runner at second and a full defense in the field. The batter is given one swing to try and move the runner to third. If he is not successful, then he must leave the cage. If the hitter is able to move the runner to third, then he gets one swing to try and score the runner.

Coach Thompson’s 2017 Eastern Kentucky Colonel’s offense ranked among the top 50 in the nation in home runs per game, home runs, slugging percentage, scoring, batting average, doubles per game, runs, and hits.

He has put together  a collection of over two dozen drills that offer something for all areas of player development related to individual offense. For more information about that DVD click the link Dominate the Plate: Drills for Becoming a Complete Hitter.

The YouTube video below has audio, so please make sure that your volume is turned up. Click the arrow to play. (Note that some schools block access to YouTube)