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No if it is a foul ball or if it hits the fence and you catch it it does not matter you still can play it if it is not foul but if it is foul and you catch it when it hits the fence they just call it a strike.

Actually - you CAN catch a ball off the fence. There is no rule against it, however it will NOT be counted as an out. The fence is part of the field just like the ground. Therefore, if it hits the fence in foul or fair territory, it is played the same as if it had hit the ground before you caught it.

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What is a foul ball considered in softball?

A foul ball is considered a strike in softball if you catch it its an out. but if it bounces of a fence an you catch it its not an out. If it bounces of an that would have been the third stike then its an out


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The height of an outfield fence in fastpitch softball is generally between 4 and 8 feet.


What the Fence distance for softball?

The most common fence distance in fastpitch softball is 200 ft. However, it can vary from around 190, to 220. There are fields where the corner outfield fences are closer, and the center field fence is further, and vice-versa. In slowpitch softball I believe the fence distance is 300 feet.


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In girls fastpitch softball can the catcher catch a foul ball in her helmet?

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How far is it from home plate to the back fence on a softball field?

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What is the function of a softball?

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If the ball goes over the fence in softball what is it called for the other team?

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Why did they take softball out of the Olympics?

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