"He's got a good pickoff
move," Stevenson coach Nick Skala said of DeLuga.
They field bunts, cover first base, field comebackers for double-plays, cover home plate, do arm-strengthening drills with rubber hoses, and work with the infielders on the pickoffs and bunt coverages.
When the catchers, pitchers, and infielders are done with their position-specific drills, they come together for pickoffs and bunt coverages in the outfield.
Anderson acknowledged that being aggressive will lead to pickoffs
from time to time, and to getting caught stealing.
With his pickoffs
- they were leadoff walks in both cases - that turned an advantage for them into a disadvantage."
"He was successful in getting ahead of batters, and he helped himself out there with the pickoffs
. Just an all-around solid outing."