Softball is probably harder. Despite the name, a softball is harder than a baseball, and heavier (therefore harder to hit very far). Because of this, the batter must run to the base quicker as the ball will be closer. Plus, in fastpitch softball, the pitches can be as fast (or faster)than baseball pitches.
baseball is harder, because the ball is smaller. Witch makes it harder to hit the ball.
It is harder to hit a softball thrown from a perfesional softball player than it is to hit a baseball thrown from a major leager. The reason is the angle of the pitch (softball has more of an angle there for it is harder to hit) and the quickness/speed( softball mounds are closer to the plate and a softball, lets say from jenny finch, can be thrown at upwards of 68 mph; therefor it gets to the plate quiker than a 90 mph baseball pitch). IF you think what I wrote isn't true then google SPORTS SCIENCE BASEBALL VS. SOFTBALL. you will see (its a video) what I said is true,
Beacuse a softball is harder, so a baseball is bouncier, and thus it goes farther.
It said that a softball is harder to hit because of the force it comes in at is greater in the highest levels of softball then is baseball, also the underhand motion causes the ball to have an upward movement which is hard to master then the downward movement of a baseball.
You can use a baseball bat but it would be harder to hit the ball
I think it is harder to hit a soccer ball because one a softball is soft and a softball is threw soft
WELL IF YOU WATCH SPORT SCIENCE THAN IT TELLS YOU THAT SOFTBALL IS HARDER THAN BASEBALL. JENNIE FINCH BROKE BULLET PROOF GLASS BUT THE BASEBALL JUST BOUNCED OFF THE GLASS. The softball is not harder than a baseball it may be bigger but the softball is not that hard! i play softball and i know that a softball is not harder than a baseball because i got hit with a softball and it didn't hurt as much as the baseball.....and the people who were pitching pitched the exact same speed! so there u have it a baseball IS HARDER than a softball!!!! Yes it is a fact that baseballs are harder than softballs because they are wound tighter. It may be a smaller ball but it is solid. softballs are rubber with string wrapped around it so they fly almost 200 ft less than a baseball will.
No they are about the same. Except for the fact that the ball is bigger in softball and easier to hit but it won't go as far.
Even though I'm a baseball player, it is harder to hit it under hand when the pitches are thrown at equal reaction times. -When the softball is thrown under hand, its harder to adjust because the ball rises. Its more natural to move your arms down than to come up. Having experience in fast-pitch, rise ball usually gets the job done :]
Softball bats are designed to hit softballs. Hitting a baseball with a softball bat may damage the bat. Either hit a softball or get a baseball bat if you do not want to risk damaging your bat.
a baseball is smaller so to me it would be harder to hit and it comes at you at like 90 mph and its not underhand so it would be way harder That's absolutely wrong. Softballs are bigger than the bat is so you have to get just the right angle on it when you hit it to get a solid hit. Baseballs however are smaller than the bat so when you hit it you have a 70% chance it will hit the ball at a good angle. Also baseballs are thrown down, but softballs are thrown level. it is a proven fact that it is easier to lower your bat than it is to raise it. As for the speed difference, baseball pitchers are 66.6 ft away (correct me if I'm wrong) softball pitchers are only 45 ft away. it has been tested that a 60 mph pitch in softball is equivalent to a 90mph pitch in baseball. so therefore hitting a softball is much harder.
Hi I play softball. It is used for playing the game. The pitcher uses it and the hitters hit it. The fielders field it. It was used so that girls can play baseball. Softball is much more difficult than Baseball. And the ball is no where near soft actually it is harder than a baseball. I hope i answered your question!
Yes so you can hit the ball harder
no, thethe gravity of a baseball is bigger than a softball's. so baseball has more friction than softball. hence, if you hit both of them from the same speed ,baseball will go further than softball.
completely! a softball is less hard than a baseball but a baseball bat will not harm the softball in any way
When hitting a softball you can hear the tink off of the bat. When you hit a baseball you hear kind of a slap and therefore when you hit a baseball goes farther.
AnswerThe answer depends on whom you ask. First, I will assume you're referring to fast-pitch softball, because slow-pitch softball is a game anyone can play. As we used to say, softball is for everyone, but fast-pitch is for athletes. It's true that the ball is smaller and harder in baseball, but the distance from the mound to home plate is much shorter in softball. And because top pitchers can throw at better than 70mph in softball, that can be very intimidating. The field is smaller in softball, so it's harder to hit a home run in baseball, but the smaller softball field tends to make the game much quicker and requires very fast reflexes. Softball pitchers can vary their pitches with the same accuracy and variety as baseball pitchers.Baseball and softball are both excellent games requiring similar skills. It all depends on which game you like and which game your more comfortable with.I think that if you really think about it either could be harder and either could be easier because if you already play one of the sports you know how to play. but if your new than softball may be easier because of the size of the ball.It really depends on the ball size I mean you play with a softer ball in softball and it is much bigger compared to a normal size baseball so you have more of a chance of hitting it.
Batting average in softball is the number of hits divided by the number of at bats. Walks are not calculated as at bats or hits, as well as hit by pitches. A reached on error counts as an at bat, but does not count as a hit.
no because the softball is not as firm as a baseball so it would cause less of a force when you hit it which can make it easier to get you out and because the softball is yellow and bigger than a baseball and a baseball is white
I will state the facts. I will be representing the fact that baseball is in fact harder than softball, in theory and fact. So if you're one of the softball feminists above, stop reading! It may help you to know when to stop some day;Through scientific facts and shows via trustworthy and untrustworthy sites (like this one), throughout them all they all state baseball is in fact harder. This doesn't make it cooler, this doesn't make it "better" or "only for men" or anything (sorry had to put that in to keep feminists off my back), but just provides the information that its harder to hit a baseball. Many shows have been made off this controversy and all have resulted in baseball being harder. I've done some research and noticed that youtube is in fact NOT a good source for any kind of information, because it has a video 10 minutes long that's part of a 30 minute Discovery Channel show, that results in softball being harder (because it was ONLY 10 minutes of the show, not the full 30 minutes... The end of the real show resulted in a baseball being harder to hit). The best way to tell if a source is real or not is by seeing if it gets both points of view. i.e. If they test a baseball player trying to hit a softball, they have to test a softball player trying to hit a baseball, which few people notice and/or do. The main reason woman do softball is because its easier (that doesn't mean softball is woman only, or baseball being man only, that's just plain sexist). Through the history, the above statement has been proven (do your research!). The average reaction time required to hit a baseball is .2 seconds for a 90 mph fastball effectively 60ft from the home plate(source: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081022132805AA1sBqT (though 'untrustworthy,' look at his source, which is trustworthy), whereas to hit a softball at 60mph (40ft away from the plate, which equalizes through proportional reasoning) is .45454545454.... (etc) seconds to hit. Major difference, even if it is so little. I've covered a lot of the minor points, and at least one major point, so please add to my reasoning versus the feminists. Thanks for reading!
So when the pitcher pitches it 2 u, u hit it w/the bat.
Softball is a variant of baseball. All the rules are essentially the same, however, the ball is bigger in softball and therefore easier to hit and doesn't go as far when hit.
Well first of all rubber is chosen to be in a softball so that it can be harder to hit and safer if the ball was to hit you up side the head. So that's why rubber is chosen to be in a softball. ANSWER - it would not get damaged a lot