The Base path is 60 ft. from the back of home plate to the front of 1st base, & the same from base to base, back home from 3rd. From the back of home plate to 2nd base is 84'10". The same from 1st to 3rd. There should be a minimum of 180' to the closest fence with a maximum of 200'. An 8' radius should be around the pitching rubber which is positioned at 40' from the front of home plate.
The home run in softball is the same as in baseball. When the batter hits the ball over the outfield fence in fair territory it is a home run. It is also considered a home run if the batter hits the ball inside the fence and is able to run all the bases and back to home plate before being thrown out.
43 feet from front of pitching rubber to tip of home plate
The distance from the pitchers mound to home plate (the back of home plate to the front of the pitchers plate) is 43 feet. It was recently moved back from 40 feet to help both the pitcher and the batter with the transition to college ball (which is also 43 feet).
The distance is always measured from the point or tip of the plate.
In a standard softball field, the distance from home plate to first base is 60 feet. To physically measure this distance, we use a long, windup tape measure. Note: The distance between any of the bases is 60 feet. From the tip of home plate to the far side or back of the 1st base bag.
From tip of plate to front of rubber
Although one should ultimately consult the rules book for the association under which the game is being played, U12 softball is usually played under the standard dimensions of a varsity-level softball field. Some associations recommend a shorter home run fence and pitching distance, however. The field dimensions are as follows: -40 foot pitching distance measured from the back point of the white part of home plate (not the black part) to the front center of the pitching rubber. -60 foot base distances measured to the outside corners of first and third, and the center of second. -180-200 foot recommended home run fence distance -84 feet and 10.25 inches distance between the back corners of first and third and the back point of the white part of the plate to the middle of second. -The arc around the infield/outfield boundary is recommended to be a 60-65 foot arc from the front center of the pitching rubber. -Batters' boxes are measured 6 inches from the plate, are 7 by 3 foot boxes, and should be marked so that 3 feet of the box are behind the center of home plate and 4 feet are in front.
35 feet from the rubber to the back of home plate.
The distance used is measured from the back tip of home plate to the front of the pitching mound.
Measure from the front edge of the pitching rubber to the back tip of home plate.
43 feet from the front edge of the pithing rubber to the back point of home plate.
they had to move it back 3ft. its about 42ft
Back about 8 yrs ago when I was an ASA umpire, the ruling was that the ball was dead if it hit the plate.
3' wide 7' long and six inches from the plate. the batters box is 4' from the center of the plate forward and 3' from the center of the plate back
If the ball hits the top of the yellow fence it is a homerun, even if it comes back onto the field.
This varies from field to field. By rule, there is no standard.
It is never a home run if the ball goes under the fence no matter if the fielder touched it or not. If the ball leaves the field of play in the manner you describe the runner is stopped and given the closest base. If you are more than half way between third and home you are given home. If you are not half way than you must go back to third.
10u softball is 35 ft. 12u to 18u is 40 ft. 18u gold and older is 43ft.
In Major League Baseball, where the bases are 90' apart, it is 60' 6" from the back point of home plate to the front of the pitcher's plate. I don't know about softball or junior leagues.
Well Softball is back in the Olympics in 2020...does that answer your question?
If a fly pop on softball is hit to right field and you are running bases.. If you are on any base but Home, run halfway just in case the ball is caught. If the other team misses it.. keep on running. If the catch it run back to the base you were at.
softball will be back in the olympics in 2016?
from about a half a foot from the front of the plate to about a half a foot from the back of the plate. if you are facing a fast pitcher, you want to be in the back of the nox so you have more time when then ball comes out of the pitchers hand. if you have a slow pitcher you want to be in the front of the box incase the ball dips or rises.
In softball, points are referred to as runs. To get a run, a batter must successfully make it the whole way around the bases back to home plate. This can be accomplished by hitting a homerun, stealing bases, or having other batters hit the ball while you are on a base.