# Slow Pitch Softball Quiz

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Softball is quite an exciting game, are you a member of a softball team? This quiz will go over the fundamental concepts in the game of slow pitch softball, including terminology, positions, and concepts. It is perfect for helping you get a shot when it comes to tryouts this year. All the best and hope you make the team!

• 1.

### How many innings are played in a slow pitch softball game?

• A.

3

• B.

5

• C.

7

• D.

9

• E.

21

C. 7
Explanation
In a slow pitch softball game, 7 innings are played. This is the standard number of innings in a slow pitch softball game. Each team gets a chance to bat and field for 7 innings, with the goal of scoring more runs than the opposing team. This allows for a fair and balanced game, giving both teams an equal opportunity to showcase their skills and compete for victory.

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• 2.

### If there is a runner on 1st and another runner on 2nd and there are no outs - where are there force outs?

• A.

Only 1st base

• B.

1st and 2nd base

• C.

1st, 2nd and 3rd base

• D.

Only 2nd base

• E.

Only 3rd base

C. 1st, 2nd and 3rd base
Explanation
When there is a runner on 1st and another runner on 2nd with no outs, there are force outs at 1st, 2nd, and 3rd base. A force out occurs when a runner is forced to advance to the next base because the batter becomes a runner. In this scenario, the batter can become a runner and force the runner on 1st to advance to 2nd base, which in turn forces the runner on 2nd to advance to 3rd base. Therefore, force outs can occur at all three bases.

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• 3.

### Which of the following is illegal in the game of slow pitch softball?

• A.

Stealing a base

• B.

• C.

Bunting

• D.

Pitching overhanded

• E.

All of the above are illegal

E. All of the above are illegal
Explanation
In the game of slow pitch softball, all of the options mentioned - stealing a base, leading off from the base, bunting, and pitching overhanded - are considered illegal. In slow pitch softball, the rules are modified to make the game more recreational and less competitive. Therefore, actions like stealing a base, leading off from the base, and pitching overhanded are not allowed as they give an unfair advantage to the offensive team. Bunting is also prohibited to maintain the pace of the game and prevent excessive bunting strategies.

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• 4.

### Which base always has a force out play?

• A.

1st base

• B.

2nd base

• C.

3rd base

• D.

Home plate

• E.

None of the above

A. 1st base
Explanation
First base always has a force out play because when a runner is on first base, the defense can force them out by touching the base before the runner reaches it. This is because the batter must run to first base after hitting the ball, and if there is already a runner on first base, the defense can force the new runner out by touching first base before they arrive. This is different from other bases where the defense must tag the runner with the ball to get them out.

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• 5.

### A batter is called "out" when s/he has _______ strikes.

• A.

One

• B.

Two

• C.

Three

• D.

Four

• E.

None of the above

C. Three
Explanation
A batter is called "out" when he has three strikes. In baseball, a strike is called when the batter swings at a pitched ball and misses, or when the pitch is in the strike zone and the batter doesn't swing. If a batter accumulates three strikes, he is considered out and must leave the field.

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• 6.

### Besides the pitcher and catcher, there are ________ infielders on the field at one time.

• A.

Three

• B.

Four

• C.

Five

• D.

Six

• E.

You can have as many infielders are you want

B. Four
Explanation
There are four infielders on the field at one time, in addition to the pitcher and catcher.

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• 7.

### A game is being played between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers in the city of Milwaukee. It's the top of the 3rd inning. Which team is up to bat?

• A.

There is no way to determine this with this information

• B.

Whoever is winning

• C.

The Chicago Cubs

• D.

The Milwaukee Brewers

C. The Chicago Cubs
• 8.

### A batter/runner is ____________ when the ball that s/he hits is caught on a "fly".

• A.

Out

• B.

Safe

• C.

Reserved

• D.

Walked

A. Out
Explanation
When a batter/runner hits the ball and it is caught on a "fly", they are considered "out". This means that they have not successfully reached a base and are therefore removed from play.

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• 9.

### The person who tosses the ball so that the batter can hit it, is called the _______________.

• A.

Catcher

• B.

Pitcher

• C.

Shortstop

• D.

Umpire

• E.

First base person

B. Pitcher
Explanation
The person who tosses the ball so that the batter can hit it is called the pitcher. The pitcher is responsible for throwing the ball towards the batter with the intention of making it difficult for them to hit it. They play a crucial role in the game of baseball as they are responsible for initiating each play and can greatly influence the outcome of the game.

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• 10.

### What is needed to be done to get a runner out in a force-out situation?

• A.

The ball has to be thrown and caught near the base the runner is advancing to and that player has to step on the base before the runner gets to the base

• B.

The ball is thrown at the runner and if they runner is hit, they are out

• C.

The fielder has to force the runner off the base and then tag them

• D.

All of the above

• E.

None of the above

A. The ball has to be thrown and caught near the base the runner is advancing to and that player has to step on the base before the runner gets to the base
Explanation
In a force-out situation, the fielder needs to throw and catch the ball near the base that the runner is advancing to, and then step on the base before the runner reaches it. This is known as the force-out rule, where the fielder forces the runner off the base by being in possession of the ball and touching the base before the runner. This is the correct answer because it accurately describes the actions required to get a runner out in a force-out situation.

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