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An outfielder is a position in softball where you stand outside of the bases like on the field and when the ball is hit to you, you throw it in.

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Q: What does outfielder mean in softball?
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Did anyone ever die playing softball?

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A good female outfielder maybe able to throw from outfield to home plate. A good outfielder can throw one hoppers with accuracy.

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Can an outfielder in softball step on a base to make an out?

Yes an outfield can step on a base to make an out.

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Catcher, pitcher, first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, right outfielder, left outfielder, and center fielder

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Can an outfielder use a catchers mitt in fastpitch softball?

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In softball a run is when you score.

What is the difference in softball gloves?

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What is reached on errors mean in softball game?

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What does 'r' mean in softball stats?

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