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in softball, a first baseman has to:

-cover their base when a ball is hit to the infield and prepare for the throw

-charge when the batter squares to bunt

-be able to catch a ball that is coming at them really fast either from the third baseman, shortstop, or second baseman

-be able to get to their base really quickly in case you are getting ready to catch a throw from the catcher if they are trying to pick off the person at first base

-be able to catch wild throws anywhere within 5 square feet of the base

this is what a first baseman has to do in order to be a good softball player. :D

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