1. | Softball is a popular sport in North America. |
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2. | The fundamentals of softball are the same as those of baseball. |
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3. | Softball is played on a larger field than is baseball. |
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4. | In softball the pitch is delivered underhand. |
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5. | There are 9 innings in the game of slow pitch softball. |
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6. | Base stealing is not permitted in the game of slow pitch softball. |
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7. | The game starts as the batter steps into one of the batter's boxes on either side of the home plate. |
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8. | The pitcher tries to throw the ball through the batter's strike zone using an underhand motion. |
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9. | The strike zone is between the shoulders and the knees in slow pitch softball. |
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10. | If the batter swings and misses a ptiched ball it is called a strike. |
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11. | If the batter doesn't swing and the ball passes through the strike zone, the umpire will call a "strike". |
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12. | If the ball is pitched outside the strike zone and the batter doesn't swing, the umpire calls the pitch a "ball". |
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13. | It is called a "ball" if the batter hits the ball into foul territory. |
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14. | A batter remains at the plate until he/she hits a ball into fair territory, takes four balls for a walk to first base, or gets three strikes for an out. |
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15. | When the batter has four foul balls they are called out. |
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16. | If the batter hits a fair ball, the defense can make a force-out by throwing the ball to first base before the batter/runner touches first base. |
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17. | When a fly ball is hit deep into the outfield and caught, a runner may tag up and then run to the next base. |
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18. | If a runner does not have to run they must be tagged out. |
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19. | A runner may over run 2nd and 3rd base. |
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20. | Each team bats until there are five outs. |
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21. | A player can also get a strike if the ball is hit into foul territory. |
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22. | A team must can bat out of batting order. |
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23. | There are definite defensive positions on the diamond. |
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24. | The example for a full count would be 3 balls and two strikes. |
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25. | A foul ball is the same as a strike. |
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26. | In the game of slow pitch softball the pitcher will throw the ball in an underhand fashion to the catcher over home plate and between the batters shoulders and knees. If this happens and the batter does not swing the bat the umpire will call a strike. |
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