no, mitts are only allow on the field at first base and catchers positions.
Go to first base.
Well, for starters, softball uses a larger ball. You are also not allowed to "steal" bases in slowpitch-softball, but you can in fastpitch softball. Baseball pitchers throw overhand while all softball pitchers pitch underhand. Softball bats' barrels are also slightly larger. The first base in softball is a double-base so the first basemen and the batter don't interfere with each other whereas in baseball there is only a single base. The balls used in baseball, slowpitch and fastpitch are all different. Baseball uses the smallest ball, slowpitch uses 11" balls and fastpitch uses 12" balls.
Yes you can get picked off if you're slow to get back to the base.
no i dont know about in baseball, but in fastpitch softball... the batter would be out
Approx. 93 feet from the point of the plate to the center of second base.
Softball Catchers stay in a deep squat position for a long time. thus,it's important to strengthen thighs and core and have a flexible lower back. Squats, Single leg deadlift, Goodmornings, pullovers, Jump squats (when you have a good base)
Advancing on a passed ball does not count as a stolen base unless runner was already in the act of stealing the base, in that case it is a stolen base.
A double is when the batter reaches second base on a hit ball.
The kinetic energy of the softball at 3.30 m s the and a mass of 1.08 kilograms is 3.564 joules.
Yes. You can steal but you may not leave the base until the ball leaves the pitcher's hand as it is pitched. If you leave before the ball leaves the pitcher's hand you will be called out.
Softball is probably harder. Despite the name, a softball is harder than a baseball, and heavier (therefore harder to hit very far). Because of this, the batter must run to the base quicker as the ball will be closer. Plus, in fastpitch softball, the pitches can be as fast (or faster)than baseball pitches.
In any fastpitch softball if the pitcher is not on the mound the runner can steal, but the pitcher can always throw the ball 2 get them out.
In fastpitch softball you can either do a straight steal or a delayed steal. A straight steal is when you take off running for the next base as soon as the pitcher releases the ball. A delayed steal is when you lead off the base like you would any other pitch, but a little farther. When the catch throws the ball back to the pitcher you take off running to the next base. This is successful because it confuses the defense, especially if they are not paying attention to you. A lot of times you can steal a base using a delayed steal without them even getting the chance to throw the ball before you get to the base.
No stolen base awarded as the stolen base was uncontested.
A slapper is a batter that moves up on the ball when she is hitting to "slap" it into a hole in the infield then beat the throw to first base. A slapper is generally very fast and bats left-handed.
yes, if you are the batter you can get walked and then steal second you've touched 1st but if you round the base and then go back to first you are out. Technically you have committed to second so i would suggest getting into a run down.
there are 4 bases in softball, homeplate, first base, second base, third base...
the softball base is 60 ft then it goes to 90 ft when you get older.
what is the real size of softball bases??
The most important position in softball is 1st base and pitcher