According to the rule book, the umpire will declare the pitch a strike if the ball touches the batter as the batter strikes at the ball, or if the ball touches the batter while the ball is in the strike zone.
I believe what you were told is correct
Yes, it is scored as a home run.
No it is not. The only difference between softball and baseball. Is that there is a different ball for each sport.
47.912 feet from pitcher to home plate
offense is when you are batting on home plate
A baseball field is larger and it has a pitching mound. A softball field has an extended first base to protect the fielder and runner.
The distance is always measured from the point or tip of the plate.
Mens fastpitch softball rubber is 46 feet and womens is 43 feet.
Softball doesn't have a raised mound. In fast pitch softball, there is a circle with an 8 foot diameter drawn around the pitcher's plate.
you have to get to home plate without the other team getting you out