a fair ball.
Home plate is in fair territory so the ball would be a fair ball.
A science fair project about a softball could be the speed of the ball being pitched versus another type of ball. This could be set up to grab the attention of people interested in softball.
Any ball that lands in the area within the foul line
Errors are only charged when a ball is in fair play.
There are lines placed to divide the foul territory and the fair territory. Any ball that lands on the foul territory will be called foul. When the ball enters the fair territory, ball is at play.
A foul ball is a ball that is hit outside of the foul lines on the field. A ball that bounces in fair territory then goes into foul territory before it passes a base is considered a foul ball. A ball that bounces in fair territory and then bounces into foul territory after it passes a base if considered a fair ball.
Home plate is in fair territory.
In both baseball and softball all lines are considered to be fair territory. If a batted ball hits the line on the fly, but then rolls into foul territory, it is still considered a fair ball. This rule only applies to a ball hit past either the first or third base bag. A ball that hits the line, or inside the line, before reaching the first or third base bag is a foul ball.
It simple has to be in fair territory there is no distance it has to travel.
Three strikes and out. You have three chances to hit a fair ball , a strike, otherwise you are out.
after the batter hits the ball and it's a fair ball it's not a dead ball. if the ball lands in foul territory, it's a foul ball.