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# What happens if the pitcher steps out of the pitchers circle in fast pitch softball?

Updated: 10/21/2022

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It will nullify the look back rule but other than that nothing happens.

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A softball pitcher is the girl in the circle on the mound in the center of the field. She is the girl who pitches the ball to the batters.

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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.

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There are certain things a pitcher may not do while within this circle. Fore example, when the umpire puts a new ball in play, some pitchers will spit on their hands and rub the ball up. Done outside this circle, it is legal; done inside this circle, it is illegal.

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If the pitcher is in the pitching circle and the runner doesn't commit either to advance or return the runner is out. So long as the pitcher doesn't make any attempt to throw the ball and get the runner out.

### How does the speed of the softball pitch happen?

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the rule for baseball. one time in the same inning if he goes back in the same inning the coach has to take the pitcher out. also when the coach in baseball passes the foul line that one visit he goes back again that second vist and he must be removed from pitching. In softball it same but instead of the foul line its the circle said the coach forgot to say something if she walks right back into that circle after visiting her pitcher that same inning just two seconds ago she must be removed.

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The umpire does not have to call time when the ball is in the infield, BUT when the pitcher has it in the circle so the play is OFFICIALLY dead.

### Is there leadoffs in softball?

There are leadoffs, but they're not the same as for baseball. You may only take a lead once the pitcher releases the ball. If you leave the base at any time while the ball is in the pitcher's circle you must continue moving to the next base until the ball leaves the circle. Once the pitcher makes the decision to try to get the out you may attempt to return to the base you came from.

### What are the two types of softball?

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### How long does a batter have to be in the box and ready for next pitch in fastpitch softball?

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