Fastpitch Softball Knowledge Check - Field, Equipment, And Uniforms

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Fastpitch Softball Knowledge Check - Field, Equipment, And Uniforms

The quiz below is taken from them, which generally tells you all you should know about fastpitch softball. This quiz, however, will test you on the Field, Equipment, and Uniforms. All questions refer to NFHS and USSSA rule sets only. So take it up and get to review all that you know about this amazing game.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The On-Deck Batter Circle MAY be left empty if desired by the team at bat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    If an On-Deck Batter interferes with a fielder on a foul fly ball, the _________________ is declared out and runners must return to the base last legally occupied prior to the interference.
    • A. 

      On-Deck Batter

    • B. 

      Batter

    • C. 

      Runner Closest to Home

  • 3. 
    NFHS Only:  If a batter intentionally erases a chalk line in the batter's box to gain an advantage for a slap attempt, the umpire should first award _____________________, followed by issuing a warning to the offending team. 
    • A. 

      A BALL to the batter.

    • B. 

      A STRIKE to the batter.

    • C. 

      A BASE on BALLS to the batter.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements are TRUE as it relates to UNIFORMS: (CHECK ALL that are TRUE) ... Make sure to scroll down to see all possible answers.
    • A. 

      Teams members shall have the same color and style uniform.

    • B. 

      It is permitted to have a uniform top without a number.

    • C. 

      If exposed undergarments are worn, they should be the same color by all players.

    • D. 

      Jewelry is permitted, provided it is not dangerous or larger than one inch in length.

    • E. 

      Casts and splints are permitted provided they are padded and not dangerous.

    • F. 

      USSSA: Metal Cleats are permitted in 15U and above age groups.

    • G. 

      NFHS: Metal Cleats are permitted based on state adoption.

    • H. 

      Visors must be worn at all times by field players.

    • I. 

      Blood shall be removed from any player's uniform before being allowed to participate.

  • 5. 
    Regarding a DOUBLE (FIRST) BASE:The BATTER-RUNNER must ALWAYS use the colored portion of the base on force-out attempts from the foul side of the base, or on errant throws that pull the fielder into foul ground.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are considered ILLEGAL as it pertains to the BAT / EQUIPMENT:(Check ALL that apply which are illegal)
    • A. 

      A "2-1/4" inch ring does not pass over the barrel end of the bat.

    • B. 

      Bat has a 12 inch grip.

    • C. 

      The bat has proper markings but is made of wood.

    • D. 

      Bat is 34" in length.

    • E. 

      Bat is 44 ounces in weight.

    • F. 

      A tacky substance is found from the handle end, extending 7 inches up the bat.

    • G. 

      Bat appears to be altered from the original manufacturer's specifications.

  • 7. 
    Regarding BATTING HELMETS:Which SEAL / STAMP is required to be visible on the exterior portion of every helmet's shell?
    • A. 

      NFHS

    • B. 

      USSSA

    • C. 

      OSHA

    • D. 

      NOCSAE

    • E. 

      Underwriter's Laboratory

  • 8. 
    Intentionally removing a helmet on the field during a live ball, shall result in a WARNING to the player, the first time it occurs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Only the 1st Base Person or Catcher may utilize a MITT style glove while playing those positions only.  All other players must wear a fielder's type glove unless they are catching or playing 1st base.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of the following would be considered ILLEGAL as it relates to the GLOVE requirements:(Check ALL that are ILLEGAL)
    • A. 

      Contains a tacky substance in the glove.

    • B. 

      Glove is two colors, plus lacing a different color, totaling three colors.

    • C. 

      Glove is entirely Optic Yellow.

    • D. 

      The height of the glove measures 14 inches.

    • E. 

      The webbing has been altered to be 8 inches across.

    • F. 

      Markings on the gloves that is deemed distracting by the umpire.

  • 11. 
    Regarding a player wearing an ILLEGAL GLOVE is brought to the attention of the umpire:A delay dead ball is ruled, and provided no play is made by the defensive player wearing the glove, the illegal glove shall be removed immediately.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A BLOCKED BALL results when a LIVE Batted, Pitched, or Thrown ball contacts loose equipment or miscellaneous items, not being legally used in the game.Which of the following items would CAUSE a BLOCKED BALL (as described above)?(Check ALL that are considered BLOCKED BALLS)
    • A. 

      Batter's bat dropped legally.

    • B. 

      Catcher's mask dropped during play.

    • C. 

      Umpires mask dropped during play.

    • D. 

      Scorekeeper standing in live ball territory.

    • E. 

      Warm-up Equipment not in possession of the on-deck batter.

    • F. 

      Batting helmet left on the field by accident.

    • G. 

      Bats that are not put away properly and left on the field.

    • H. 

      Batter-Runner's helmet that accidentally falls off while advancing to 2nd base.

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