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Justin DeStaso

Justin DeStaso, Sports Beat Manager

Justin is a senior at Glen Rock High School. This is his second year writing for the Glen Echo. Justin enjoys playing baseball and listening to music. He also enjoys hanging out with his friends and watching sports.

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Fall athlete of the year

Fall athlete of the year

November 30, 2020
 Moving your left hand up the bat, in order to lay a bunt down you must keep your eye on the ball, and don’t let your bat head drop

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January 29, 2020
 Matthew performs a simple throw here, making sure he stays closed, hitting his throwing partner in the chest.

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January 29, 2020
  Getting his feet under the ball, Matthew catches a fly ball using two hands to secure it

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January 29, 2020
 On this slow roller, Matthew attacks the ball fielding it in the middle of his body and proceeds to throw from a lower arm angle

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January 29, 2020
   Using two hands, Matthew catches the ball securing it in his glove

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January 29, 2020
 Here is another variation of the pickoff to second; the inside move.

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January 29, 2020
 Working from the stretch, Matthew steps off and works on picking someone off at second base

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January 29, 2020
  In this drill, Matthew is working on perfecting a diving play in case of an in-game opportunity

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January 29, 2020
 Here is another variation of the pickoff to second; the inside move.

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January 29, 2020
 By bringing his knee up and getting his arm back and elbow up, Matthew is in his windup, throwing a pitch.

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January 29, 2020
 He is seen here fielding a front hand ground ball, by opening up his front leg and moving to his left to field the ball

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January 29, 2020
 Matthew loads up with the ball is released and he takes the same swing as off the tee, during soft toss

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January 29, 2020
  Fielding a ball right at him, Matthew uses his prep steps to get him in a good position where he would field the ball out in front of him and funnel it up to his body.

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January 29, 2020
  Incorporating a short leg kick to start his swing, Matthew proceeds to get his hands back with the knob of his back pointing down, and then hits the ball off the tee, helping perfect his mechanics

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January 29, 2020
 Matthew is seen here getting in position and fielding a backhand by fielding the ball on the right side of his body and fielding through it.

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January 29, 2020
 When runners are on base, pitchers need to pitch from the stretch, which is what Matthew is doing here

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January 29, 2020
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