In the case I witnessed, the y 2B ran to the bag took the throw for out 1, then had to turn 270 degrees to his right, set himself, and throw to first to get the slow running batter. Awkward, but impressive.
No idea why our brilliant coach didn't move me to second and put the y at first. I normally played 3B or SS all year, while the y 2B was normally a pitcher or 1B.
But dumb moves like that were part of the reason I didn't stay with the team.