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10 seconds from the time the pitcher has the ball in the circle. This rule is seldom ever enforced. The only way you will ever get this call is for the pitcher to get on the rubber and ready to pitch which will show a delay by the batter.

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Q: How long does a batter have to be in the box and ready for next pitch in fastpitch softball?
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