Thank you to those who entered our Uncomplicate Hitting contest, for the chance to win a hitting clinic with Dustin Pedroia. All of the teams really knocked it out of the park! On July 28, Salem Five hosted a hitting clinic for the winning team, the Wyoma Red Sox, and Dustin Pedroia. Check out the photos, along with all of the finalists’ submissions below.

HITTING IS HARD.

Hitting is hard. That’s why Salem Five teamed up with Dustin Pedroia to help you uncomplicate it. We asked teams to submit a video convincing us why they were the most deserving of the chance to step up to the plate with the Laser Show himself in a personal hitting clinic.

AND THE WINNER IS… THE WYOMA RED SOX

RUNNERS-UP

Shedd Park Lowell

Andover AAA Indians

Salem Rockhounds

Striking Out Stinks

PEDROIA’S TIPS FOR BASEBALL BEGINNERS

  1. Change “can’t” to “can”. Clear any negative thinking from your mind before you step up to the plate. Instead, think to yourself phrases such as “I feel great today” or “I can’t wait to win this game”.
  2. Visualize success. Picture yourself winning the game, hugging your teammates, and celebrating success.
  3. Concentrate. Whether it’s on the catcher, the mound, or the ball, set your eyes wherever they need to be. Block out everything else around you except what’s important.