I don't know what the "legal" umpire answer would be, but I do know that fastpitch bats are made lighter so they can be swung quicker. It seems like you would want to use a slowpitch bat in slowpitch for the extra power you would get from the extra weight of the bat.
There is no rule against it as long as the bat is an approved bat in the league you are playing in, i.e. ASA, USSSA, ISA, NSA.
It depends. FASTPITCH: girls 10u or younger use a 11" diameter ball. Girls 12u and up use a 12" diameter ball. SLOWPITCH: 12" diameter ball
it really depends on your governing body in usssa slowpitch you can use up to 31 ounces legally some people get by and use heavier bat but unless you are built like a gorilla a heavier bat is going to have a negative effect on your bat speed. You ideally want a medium, middle of the road bat weight of 26 to 28 ounces so you can get a quick bat onto the ball
If you are going to compete in an organized sporting event, then it is not legal. If you are going to roll your bat, make sure you keep it for your personal home use. See the related link below for the clarifications from the Armature Softball Association of America. Every Sanction of baseball, fastpitch, little league and slopitch softball has an "alteration" or "modification rule except for the ISA in slowpitch soft ball they cleary state it is illegal. Try Batrolling4u.com... I've had great luck with them
Generally for softball you use a 12 inch ball. The younger age groups will use an 11 inch ball.
no, they can not, but some umpires will not notice.
miken rain...i have one it may not seem so great at first,but that's because you have to break it in The real answer - it depends - are you a slapper, a power hitter, do you have slow bat speed or fast bat speed. The answers may be balanced, end-loaded, light drops (-11, -12). There is a great site - www.thecoachreviews.com - that reviews the Best Fastpitch Softball Bats. It also provides reviews from Players, Coaches and Parents. Also provides Top Rankings of Fastpitch Bats in several categories - Slappers, Power Hitters, Balanced, End-Loaded, Team Bats (8U, 10U, 12U), Composite and Non-Composites. Also, info on selection and care of Fastpitch Softball Bats: www.thecoachreviews.com The Coach has updated his website for 2013 - over 75 bats reviewed with 1,600+ reviews from Players, Parents and Coaches along with The Coach's Review. Read more: What is the best bat to use in fastpitch softball
No, in no level of softball or baseball can you use your helment or hat to catch a ball
I would say a Rocket-Tech--2007 Model. It is very top heavy tho!It depends - are you a slapper, a power hitter, do you have slow bat speed or fast bat speed. The answers may be balanced, end-loaded, light drops (-11, -12). There is a great site - www.thecoachreviews.com - that reviews the Best Fastpitch Softball Bats. It also provides reviews from Players, Coaches and Parents. Also provides Top Rankings of Fastpitch Bats in several categories - Slappers, Power Hitters, Balanced, End-Loaded, Team Bats (8U, 10U, 12U), Composite and Non-Composites. Also, info on selection and care of Fastpitch Softball Bats: www.thecoachreviews.comRead more: What_is_best_fastpitch_softball_bat
In baseball, the ball is smaller and harder. You use a smaller sized bat than you do in softball. In softball, the ball is softer and bigger. The bat you use is bigger than the type of bat you use in baseball.
a bat, a glove and a helment. that is it.
no you can't
Yes you can.
This is a tough question to answer. A softball bat is a very personal thing. It depends on how old you are, how tall you are, and how strong you are. Let me start by stating that the right softball bat is one you can swing! In fastpitch softball it is all about bat speed. The heaviest bat you can swing at FULL speed is the right bat. There are two measurements for a bat. 1) Length, 2)Weight. Weight can be anywhere from 18oz to 24oz. Length may be from 24" to 34". A 5-7 year old may use a 24" bat. While an 18 year old may use an 34" bat. There is one more measurement that you will see. The Weight-Length value. For example, a 20" bat that weights 30oz is a -10. Bats that are -10, -11, and -12 are very popular.
You can use a baseball bat but it would be harder to hit the ball
yes there is a difference because a major league baseball bat is wood and a girls are metal. also i minor leagues girls say softball and boys say baseball. once my friend was using a baseball bat and was hitting better. in softball you can not use a baseball bat! ---- never use a baseball bat in softball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Baseball, Softball, and Cricket
no, mitts are only allow on the field at first base and catchers positions.
yes but when some people swing the bat to hard it breaks
no the barrels too big on a baseball bat
No. It is very rare to use anything but a composite bat.
Softball is a lot like baseball, where you use a bat and run bases. Where in Volleyball, there is no bat and there is a team on either side of a net.
Tar moisture only
I use a BAT to play softball. When I was seven I dreamed of seeing a BAT. BAT is the homograph word.
in baseball you hit the ball with a baseball bat in other sports you use other things tennis- tennis raquet cricket- cricket bat softball- softball bat ping-pong (table tennis) - paddle