Washington's Gabbie Plain (UW photo)


Pitching Analysis: Washington’s Plain The Master Of Movement


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Gabby Plain is dominant vertically with both her drop and rise. Plain has true backspin and drop has true topspin, creating not just a huge amount of movement but break that is hard sharp and late. Her spin allows her to throw both out of the hand on a flat line, making it appear to the hitter that the two pitches are coming out of the tunnel and breaking in opposite directions at the last moment. What makes her exceptional is not just the quality of each movement pitch. Plain’s dominance is in how her pitches play off on another, how deceptive her delivery is, and the pinpoint command of this drop and rise on the inside corner.

As much as anyone in college softball right now, Plain is a master of movement.

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