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That's just the rule. It is like Baseball, because if you pitched underhanded in baseball, it would be a balk, and there is probably a similar rule in softball.

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Q: In softball pitching why must be the ball thrown underhand?
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What is pitching in softball?

Much like baseball pitching, softball pitching is used to throw a ball towards the batter. In baseball they throw overhand but in softball when your pitching you wind up, load, and throw underhand. There are more pitches possible in the softball pitching than baseball. All pitched possible to be thrown by a softball pitcher are screw ball, change-up, fastball, curve ball, rise ball, drop ball, and knuckle ball.


Is softball pitching faster than baseball?

not typically.. the softball is bigger than the baseball and is thrown underhand, typically making it slower. -Yes, throwing underhand is not as fast as a baseball pitch. But, in softball you have less time to react to the ball than you would in baseball. So technically softball.


Why do softball players throw underhand?

its easier to grip, and aim the ball when you throw underhand


What are unique characteristics of the sport softball?

Girls play. The ball is thrown underhand when pitching and the ball is about twice the size as a baseball. The base lines are sorter than baseball base lines. there is no mound only a little white strip.


What are the differences between softball and kickball?

In kickball, the ball is rolled down to home plate and you have to kick the ball. In softball, the ball is thrown underhand and you have to hit it with your bat. Sometimes in kickball, you can get pegged which is when they chuck the ball and you, in softball that's not allowed. Also in kickball, the ball is made of rubber, in softball its much harder and dangerous.


How many pitching options does a pitcher have when playing softball?

they must pitch the ball underhand, and drag their foot after they push off of the mound


What sport is a ball mostly thrown?

A+ SOFTBALL


What are the different ways to throw a softball?

1. Overhand 2. Underhand/Pitching 3. Different pitching methods Such as: 1. Curve-ball 2. Change up 3. Screwball 4. Fastball


What is the differences between softball and basball?

In softball, the ball is bigger. Baseball pitchers pitch the ball overhand while softball pitchers pitch underhand. Baseball is more of a boys sport and softball is generally more for girls.


How is baseball different from softball?

They're bigger(the ball) and they're meant to throw underhand than baseball


In softball what is a force?

A force is when there is an automatic out at the base if the ball is thrown there


What makes a pich high or low?

It depends on the angle a pitcher releases the ball, and the type of pitch being thrown. This can change from softball to baseball, as one has a mostly overhand delivery and the other an underhand delivery.


How did softball get its name?

The term softball came from the way they first played, when pitching underhand was a soft, slow pitch. So it was soft..ball. You may also here the terms slow pitch for younger girls these days and fast pitch for older girls.


What was the fastest ball ever thrown in softball?

Chap a nikiloson smand


Which ball baseball football softball or golf ball will go the farthest when thrown?

golf ball, most aerodynamic


What are some differences in softball and basketball?

Some of the differences are: (SOFTBALL) 1. YOU THROW UNDERHAND. 2. THE BALL IS NOT AS HARD AS THE BASEBALL. 3. THE BALL IS A LITTLE BIGGER THAN THE BASEBALL. (BASEBALL) 1. YOU THROW OVERHAND. 2. THE BALL IS NOT AS SOFT AS THE SOFTBALL. 3. THE BALL IS NOT AS BIG AS THE SOFTBALL.


What is the difference of the pitchers area in softball and baseball?

Baseball and softballs pitchers have completely different deliveries when it comes to pitching. A baseball player throws the ball over hand, like the rest of his team. A softball pitcher throws the ball underhand, using a "windmill" motion. They both, however, have the same motives - to strike out the batter.


Why do people hate softball?

The ball is not soft and it hurts if it hits you. A way to get an out is pitching the ball at the person.


What are the statistics on softball?

Softball is a team sport popular especially in the United States. It is a direct descendant of baseball. Some key differences between softball and baseball are that softballs are larger than baseballs, and pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand. Softball was invented by George Hancock in Chicago, Illinois. The first softball game was played using a rolled up boxing glove as a ball and a broomstick as a bat.


Can you pitch back then go into a circle pitching in softball?

No because you have to relese the ball when you take it out of your glove when pitching.


What does a softball referees do?

they say what if the pitch thrown is a strike or a ball and determine if the play is safe or out.


What is a foul in softball?

in softball you can hit a foul ball which is where you hit the ball to the side out of bounds. If you are wondering about a foul as in a penalty then you could be warned or thrown out of the game depending on how bad it is.


What is the definition of underhand serve?

In an underhand serve, you ball you fist and hit the ball with the palm of you hand while in the fist. You hit it like you are throwing a ball underhand. Good luck!


What is the difference in the way softball was in 1887 and the was it is now?

different pitching distances, different equipment, different speed of the ball thrown at you, it is just generally changed for the better. So many differences!!


What is a good way to pitch in softball?

You raise both hands up and drop the hand with the ball but put the other hand in the middle. you then load up and throw the ball (underhand)