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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Watch: This 9-year-old girl has great pitching mechanics

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A video of a 9-year-old girl throwing a pitch is receiving attention online because of the girl’s excellent mechanics.

Matt Lisle, the hitting coach at Missouri who also has a significant online following, tweeted a video of the girl throwing a pitch. He says she is nine years old.

From her head angle to the way she uses her back leg to push off and then decelerate, to the way she separates her arm, her mechanics were outstanding. They’re even more impressive when you consider her age.

Plenty of popular figures in the baseball world reacted. Former Cy Young winner Orel Hershiser said the girl has a better delivery than he did.

Olympic softball hero and ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza said “love it.”

Even MLB’s official Twitter account was all about it.

It’s one thing to be able to throw hard at a young age. But to also have excellent mechanics is an indicator of an ability to continue to improve and get the most out of one’s body. Mo’Ne Davis better watch out!

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