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Because the bases are closer therefore the mound must be closer as it is aligned with the bases.

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Can a softball be thrown faster then a baseball?

Yes,but it depends. If the softball pitcher throws faster then the baseball pitcher then yes. Yet though, it depends because the way the softball is pitched it is a little bit harder to throw then a baseball pitcher throws it. It all depends on the pitcher though if the ball goes faster or slower.


Can a little league junior softball pitcher complete a continued game and then pitch the next day?

yes, there are no rules/regulations for pitching in softball. that's just baseball.


In little league softball what is the distance from pitcher to home plate?

46 feet. http://www.sportsknowhow.com/baseball/field-dimensions/little-league-baseball-field-dimensions.html


How far is the pitcher's mound in little league softball?

40 feet.


What are some differences in softball and basketball?

Some of the differences are: (SOFTBALL) 1. YOU THROW UNDERHAND. 2. THE BALL IS NOT AS HARD AS THE BASEBALL. 3. THE BALL IS A LITTLE BIGGER THAN THE BASEBALL. (BASEBALL) 1. YOU THROW OVERHAND. 2. THE BALL IS NOT AS SOFT AS THE SOFTBALL. 3. THE BALL IS NOT AS BIG AS THE SOFTBALL.


What is the difference between little league baseball and softball?

In baseball, the ball is smaller and harder. You use a smaller sized bat than you do in softball. In softball, the ball is softer and bigger. The bat you use is bigger than the type of bat you use in baseball.


When did the little league baseball let girls play baseball?

In 1974 little league baseball was expanded to both genders as girls were allowed to play little league baseball. The little league softball for girls was created.


What are the differences between the rules of baseball and softball?

Differences Between Softball and Baseball The softball is usually about 12 inches in circumference, compared to 9 inches for a baseballThe ball is pitched underhand in softball, overhand in baseballThe bases are 60 feet apart in softball, 90 feet apart in baseballThere are 7 innings in a softball game, 9 in a baseball gameSoftball starting players may re-enter the game after the first substitution (a second substitution is permanent, the starter may not re-enter). In baseball, a substitution of any kind is permanentSoftball is pitched from a flat 'circle', instead of a mound, as in baseballThe softball infield is all dirt, baseball has grass in the infieldDepending on the softball governing body, distance from the pitching rubber to the plate is 43' or 45', baseball is 60'6"The outfield fences are typically 300' in softball, a little further in baseballBecause of the proximity of the pitcher to the plate, the size of the ball and a couple of other features, Softball strategy involves much more 'small ball', meaning bunting and slapping to advance runners in order to score.Other answers from the community:The objective of the games are basically the same. Balls/strikes/outs are consistent. Baseball can leave the base prior to the pitcher releasing the ball, whereas in softball the runners may not leave until the ball is released. If you are familiar with baseball, you can research softball under ASA or Pony leagues for additional information.At the minutia level of detail, softball players curiously do not wear pants, like baseball players [in 2008, the trend toward pants is gaining momentum...basically TEAM USA (the Olympic Team, is one of the last organized teams that wear shorts]. The softball is usually yellow vs. white. The softball pitcher may leave the pitching rubber during delivery before releasing the ball; in baseball this would be an illegal pitch. The softball bat is also different from a baseball bat in that it is not tapered. In ASA Softball, all players are required to have a cage attached to the batting helmet.


Can a walked batter round first base and move on to second while the pitcher is in the circle in little league softball?

Yes


How many bases are on a softball diamond?

there are only 3 bases on any diamond in US/American baseball/softball/little league type of fields.


What are some facts about softball?

you have to be determined to fight a battle. work as hard as you can. take all the bruises and not cry about them. softball is about having fun and you have to have heart for the game to truly enjoy it. the ball is just a baseball just a little bigger.the pitcher pitches the ball by winding the arm backwards.the worlds fastest pitch is with a softballSoftball is fun. Softball was invented by george hancock. softball contains a field a happy people. theres 3


What softball size do girls under 7 years play with?

a little bigger than a baseball


How many innings does a softball pitcher need to pitch to get the win?

IT can be as little as a 1/3 of an inning. It just depends who was the current pitcher when the team got the lead over the other IT can be as little as a 1/3 of an inning. It just depends who was the current pitcher when the team got the lead over the other


What is the size of the softball used for girls little league?

A 10 inch softball is used for little league but in 12u you change to a 12 inch softball.


How far is the pitcher from the catcher in10 year olds baseball?

Little League Baseball Field measurements from the Pitcher's Rubber to Home Plate is 46 feet.


How do you bunt in a game of baseball or softball?

well you bend your knees a little bit and then you hold your bat in front of you.


How can softball be modified?

its called t-ball instead of having a pitcher you hit off of a little stick with a whole on the top so the ball stays.


Who is the Fastest pitcher for little league baseball?

Jehrico Scott 44 mph


Is there softball in every country?

there is softball in a lot of countries--- watch the little league softball world series in the summer


How fast can a little league pitcher throw a baseball?

the average speed is 64.78 MPH


Who participates in baseball?

Baseball is open to both men and women. But it is very difficult for a woman to make it very far in baseball because of softball, though some woman have played in the Major Leagues and the Negro leagues. Little league baseball is open to both genders, and schools are required to allow women to play on a baseball team if that school does not have a softball team.


Can a pitcher in little league fast pitch softball go back to the mound after she was pulled off the mound?

yes, so long she has not yet started her pitch or presented the ball.


How far is it to run the bases?

360 feet in high school college and professional baseball 240 feet in little league and softball


How different softball was back then to today?

softball was more played like baseball back then. they used a baseball and wooden bats. they also made the women wear skirts to make it a little more girlie. now girls use aluminum or composite bats and a bigger ball.


Is the rawlings longhorn fastback dark brown series glove a softball glove?

No, the glove is intended for baseball, by fielders and pitchers who want a little longer glove for scooping up balls. It can be used for softball, bit does not have a larger pocket that would make a strictly softball glove better.