Hi all, I need help and hope someone can give me some advice.
I am great hitting everywhere outside of the game like BP, tunnels, pitching machines, soft toss, even practices. My family has even hired hitting coaches and I've hit off of college level pitchers in cages. But in game I struggle. This isn't a slump, it has been like this for years through AA/AAA club ball, Jr. High, JV, and now high school ball (I am a HS Junior).
TBH I feel like I haven't been being cut from the team because I'm one of the better fielders but my batting average (10th on the team) is pretty horrible and is holding me back. It's not for lack of trying I have practiced probably 3-4x more than some of my teammates who hit way better than I do. I know because I asked them LOL.
But I'm not sure why once I'm at the plate in game I struggle batting. I usually strike out looking or swinging. When I get the bat on the ball it's usually a great hit but getting contact doesn't hapen nearly as often as it needs to be.
Something about being in the game prevents me from being able to make contact. I'm not sure if it's just trouble reading pitches or something else... What are some reasons this could be happening? What are some things I can try to fix this? I'm out of ideas and so are my coaches and parents.