Movement Pitch Grips and Spins: Screwball

Over the next several weeks, we’re going to be taking a closer look at how to throw movement pitches in windmill pitching. Starting with the screwball today, I’m going to discuss the grip of each movement pitch and how to spin the ball to achieve maximum movement.

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Phil Schonberg is a co-founder of Fastpitch Power, inc. He teaches all aspects of fastptich softball, specializing in windmill pitching and coaches' training.


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  1. Bonnie Cannella

    My daughter is a sophmore and her coach is wanting her to throw a screw ball to a left handed batter that looks as if it is going to hit the her and then screws over the plate. The mechanics of the screwball does not allow this with out going way out of the throwing lanes. I tries to explain it to him but he insist that he watches college ball all the time and there is a such pitch. Am I wrong and if so how do I teach her to throw this pitch?
    Thanks, Bonnie

    1. Carly

      Hi Bonnie, I’m going to email you for more details and then post a thorough reply :)

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