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You can only leave the base in softball once the pitcher has released the ball for the pitch. If you leave sooner and an umpire sees you, you will be called out. You can also leave the base once you have returned if the ball because live again after becoming dead (i.e. the pitcher makes a motion to throw someone out at a base.

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In softball if at any time a base runner leaves the base can they be tagged out?

yes they can I play High school softball and you can get but if you leave the base before the pitcher releases the ball you are out

What happens in softball when a fly ball is hit and the base runner is not on a base?

Baserunner is out. Can't leave base til ball is hit.

What is an illegal pitch in softball?

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Can you steal on a strike in softball?

You certainly may. A base-runner may leave the bag as soon as the pitcher releases the ball.

How long is a softball base?

the softball base is 60 ft then it goes to 90 ft when you get older.

What is the size of a base in softball?

15 inches square

What is the distance from base to base in softball?

60 feet