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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.

What are unique characteristics of the sport softball?

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Why do softball players throw underhand?

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

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 are the different ways to throw a softball?

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How is baseball different from softball?

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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.

What makes a pich high or low?

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In softball what is a force?

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