That's 100% different
In baseball you're standing in place and know generally where it's going to be
Not jumping into it and driving into the target itself.
If Erza wasn't around the speed of the meteor she wouldn't have had the ability to know when to swing seeing as she wasn't only having to figure it out with the speed of the meteor but also the speed she was traveling which was enough to intercept the meteor before it even got past cloud level
We haven't even seen Pluton get fired.
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June 15-1950 - October 21, 2015