High-Scoring Baseball, Enhanced Edition
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While dominating pitchers may receive the majority of the attention these days, a potent offense is just as valuable. Valdosta State University hitting coach Todd Guilliams is no stranger to offensive success on the field.
In 2009 Guilliams’ squad led the nation with 114 home runs, ranking fourth in NCAA Division II history while finishing eighth nationally that year with 578 runs scored. VSU followed up that achievement by setting a school record with a .351 team batting average in 2010. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Todd and his brother Greg built a dynasty at Embry-Riddle, where he served as the hitting coach for 44 NAIA All-America selections and a squad that won 622 games against just 228 losses in the process of making six NAIA World Series appearances.
Now Guilliams brings his hitting expertise to High-Scoring Baseball: Enhanced Edition, the most comprehensive resource available about the offensive side of the ball. Its 148 full-color photos and 26 video clips complement scoring tips and 18 drills. Guilliams provides expert advice on the four offensive team goals and the six ways to create offensive pressure that gives every team a chance to be high scorers. Geared toward generating higher run production, High-Scoring Baseball: Enhanced Edition includes drills to improve hitting, bunting, bat control, strike zone awareness, base stealing, and baserunning, which provide coaches with a blueprint for practicing the necessary techniques to score big. The book extends beyond basic drills and strategies to include explanations for each situation, drawing on nearly 20 years of statistics from college and professional baseball to demonstrate why the specific strategies are successful in those situations. It also includes sidebar tips and charts so others can achieve success similar to the top teams in the nation.