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no the softball is much bigger and different. you use your index, middle, ring, and pinky(for support) and your thumb to pitch. softball and Baseball has the nsame pitches, but different ways to do it. trust me I'm a softball player :) and a pitcher:) and a hitting slugger:)

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Q: Are the ways you hold a softball to pitch the same as holding a baseball to pitch?
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