Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Kelly Kretschman

Written by on January 16, 2017 in hitting, Pro Breakdowns - 2 Comments

Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown:

Kelly Kretschman

This week I thought it might be fun to appeal to the Softball Rebellion fans out there and break down one of the best to do it, Kelly Kretschman. Kelly Kretschman currently plays for the USSSA Pride which is one of five teams in the Nation Pro Fastpitch league. Kelly is a 12 year veteran who is still at the top of her game, leading the league is major offensive categories. For a more detailed breakdown of her stats, you can click here. Kelly has a very tall and wide stance and does several key moves from there to help her load her swing. You will notice that all great hitters have some variance of this move known as “loading the back hip”. This can be seen by the counter rotation of her hips during her stride. From there Kelly does a great job of creating separation and then using that to accelerate her barrel deep in the hitting zone which means behind her shoulder and into the path of the ball. By doing this, Kelly ensures that her barrel will always be in the way of the pitch thus her league leading batting average of .447. Kelly is a strong and athletic hitter and because of how efficient she works the barrel behind her, there is not much of a “finish” in this particular swing. I hope you enjoy this breakdown and please leave some questions or comments. ¬†Thanks!

JK Whited РBaseball Rebellion Hitting Instructor

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JK is a certified Baseball Rebellion and I.T.S. Baseball hitting instructor. He has done over 7,000 lessons since 2008. JK works everyday alongside Chas Pippitt and Gabe Dimock to create the most up to date techniques and drills to improve hitters of any age. JK played Division 1 baseball at UNC Asheville where as captain, he led the Bulldogs to a Big South Conference championship and their first ever regional birth in 2006.Wish you could learn and train with JK Whited? Now you can, by signing up for Baseball Rebellion's Online Hitting Lessons!

2 Comments on "Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Kelly Kretschman"

  1. Greg January 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm · Reply


    I enjoyed the breakdown. Her “finish” is probably due to the split-grip. Are y’all developing a separate site for the “Softball Rebellion”?


  2. Randy January 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm · Reply

    Hi JK!
    Yup, need more softball rebellion breakdowns! Hope to get back on the lessons with you in a couple months.

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