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Q: Does a baseball travel farther than a softball?
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Could you hit softball or baseball farther?

Because a baseball is smaller you could hit it farther. This is because with less surface area, there is less friction action on the ball. With less friction acting on the ball, it means less "stuff" is holding the ball back from traveling farther, the baseball can physical travel farther than a softball.


Does bat speed help you hit a softball farther?

Generally, yes - or at lest to a greater extent than it does in baseball. Physically, the harder you hit the ball (mostly speed of the bat) the farther it will travel. In softball, the speed of the incoming ball really doesn't vary all that much between fast pich and slow pitch. In baseball, the speed of the incoming ball - if it's a fast ball especially - has a great bearing on how far the ball will travel. So if the bat speed is good in either sport, in softball the hit will travel farther. In baseball, with the right pitch, the hit will travel much farther.


Why does a baseball go farther than a softball?

It is smaller, harder, and has less wind resistance.


Does freezing a softball make it go farther?

Yes it does. Will a hard compression ball go farther than a softer one? The harder the ball the farther it will travel.


Will a softball roll farther than a baseball?

I don't think so..a softball is bigger. More mass means more resistance.


Which can be thrown further a softball or baseball?

A baseball for sure. Baseballs have a denser mass than softballs, and because they are smaller they have less air resistance. This is the reason that in baseball the fences and bases are farther than in softball (regulation baselines in baseball is 90', softball is 60' ).


What ball travels further the softball or the baseball?

The baseball will travel farther because it is smaller. The smaller an object is, the less resistance it has to overcome to continue traveling. This is one of the reasons why a softball field is so much smaller than a baseball field. If softball was played on a baseball field, no one would be able to hit home-runs.


Is the softball field smaller than the baseball field?

Yes a softball field is smaller than a basebal field - baseballs, when hit, travel further than a softball.


Does a baseball go further than a softball when hit by a metal bat?

When hitting a softball you can hear the tink off of the bat. When you hit a baseball you hear kind of a slap and therefore when you hit a baseball goes farther.


Is a softball bigger than a baseball?

Yes a softball is bigger than a baseball.


Is a baseball bigger than a softball?

No, a standard baseball is smaller than a standard softball.


Will a baseball bounce higher than a softball?

A softball!


The major differences between baseball and softball?

softball uses a bigger ball than baseball and softball uses bigger bats than baseball.


Why is a softball faster than a baseball?

The softball has longer legs.


Will an used baseball travel farther than a new baseball?

It depends on the brand of baseball, and your definition of used, in some cases yes a used one will travel farther, but if the ball is OVER used then you will get better results from a ball fresh from the package.


How do softball and baseball differ?

Baseball is played with a smaller and harder ball than softball, hence the term SOFTball.


Does a baseball or a softball goes further if you hit it from the same distance?

no, thethe gravity of a baseball is bigger than a softball's. so baseball has more friction than softball. hence, if you hit both of them from the same speed ,baseball will go further than softball.


What is a comparison for softball and baseball?

Softballs are heavier than baseballs. The softball field is smaller than a baseball field.


Why the ball of baseball is hard why the game is called softball?

Baseball is not called softball. The game of softball is called softball because the ball used is softer than a baseball.


Which is bigger softball or baseball and why?

Are you asking if which sport is more popular, or which object is larger, a baseball or a softball? A softball is a larger ball then a baseball, but baseball is tremendously more popular than softball.


How a baseball and softball different?

A baseball is smaller than a softball softball- first base looks different Pitch underhand Baseball- overhand


How much money is it for baseball and a softball?

It Depends on if your skill is up to par. If you would like to play "travel" softball or baseball, it will cost more money than just rec softball or baseball. The amount of money can also vary on which team you play on. "Travel" teams don't usually start off at the earliest age in the game.


Is a softball harder than a baseball?

no


What are the equipments used for softball?

same as baseball, but the actual softball is bigger in size than the baseball


Is it safe to hit a softball with a baseball bat?

completely! a softball is less hard than a baseball but a baseball bat will not harm the softball in any way