When coaching baseball keep in mind that scientists say that learning is specific to the task. That means, for example, the way to learn to bunt live pitching is to bunt live pitching. Therefore, when you practice bunting in a live scrimmage, you are not only teaching hitters to bunt live pitching, you are also giving the defensive players experience covering the bunt under the pressure of a live situation. The competition creates interest and fun. It’s a win, win.