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RISE BALL, CURVE BALL, DROP BALL

Add Fastball, change-up and screw ball.

It comes down to some other esoteric and idiosyncratic definitions and much like men's Baseball there are some very fine definition points and creative labels given to pitches by players and coaches and also inconsistency in naming. In most fastpitch softball what would be called a curve in baseball is a drop ball (perceived vertical movement), and what baseballers would call a slider is a curve (perceived horizontal movement).

Missed above are screw-ball, change-up, and straight on fast ball. Essentially a ball can be delivered with different rotations and speed and that will impact the horizontal and vertical movement potential and everything else is a matter of physics. Curves, Screw, drop and rise balls appear to do what they do not because of some laws of physics that accomplished pitchers know how to break but because of the shifting perspective of those watching the ball and experience based predictions. A hitter who understands and identifies ball rotation and speed and can act on that instinctively will be a star.

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fastball *goes straight* changeup (circle change, horseshoe, backhand) *a slowed down pitch that can take many different directions* dropball (peel drop) *drops* curveball *curves* screwball *curves inside and drops a little* roll *a faster fastball* riseball *rises*

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13y ago

All of these can be used for fast pitch.

Their are 3 types of Pitches:

1. Windmill- Most common

2. Sling shot (sometimes called a Submarine) Used by Joan Joyce.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4257799/episode_105_joan_joyce_explains_the_sling_shot_pitch/

3. The Figure 8- The lesser known pitch.

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13y ago

easy...you learn how to do all kinds of pitches or just some pitches and you do it in a fast pitch league..

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12y ago

Screwball,change up,fastball,slider,4 seam fastball,2 seam fast ball,curveball

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12y ago

Fast ball, curve ball, drop ball, screw ball, rise ball, change up, curve drop, off speed curve.

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