What is the change in momentum during the 5.90 s? Take +y to be north and +x to be east. Enter a positive answer if the change in momentum is toward east and a negative answer if the change in momentum is toward west. A baseball player pitches a fastball toward home plate at a speed of 41.0 m/s. The batter swings,connects with the ball of mass 185 g, and hits it so that the ball leaves the bat with a speed of 37.0 m/s.Assume that the ball is moving horizontally just before and just after the collision with the bat.