Softball

Our blood, our sweat, your tears.

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A little piece of history

Although many people assume that softball was derived from baseball, the sport’s first game actually came about because of a football game. The history of softball dates back to Thanksgiving Day of 1887, when several alumni sat in the Chicago, Illinois Farragut Boat Club, anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Yale versus Harvard football game. When Yale was announced as winner, a Yale alumnus playfully threw a boxing glove at a Harvard supporter. The Harvard fan swung at the balled-up glove with a stick, and the rest of the group looked on with interest. George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, jokingly called out, “Play ball!” and the first softball game commenced with the football fans using the boxing glove as a ball and a broom handle in place of a bat.

Player Conduct

  • Anyone involved in a fight will be suspended for the remainder of the softball season and possible further disciplinary action, if necessary.
  • Any player ejected from 2 games in the season is suspended for the remainder of the season and possible further disciplinary action, if necessary.
  • Any player pushing, shoving, disrespecting, etc. an umpire will be ejected from the game. Refer to the Intramural Recreational Sports Handbook for further penalties.

Rules

  • Field, Players, and Equipment
  • The Field - The baselines will be 65 feet. The distance from pitcher's mound to home plate will be 50 feet.
  • The Players - A team must have 9 players to start or to continue a game with the maximum of 10 players .
  • Substitutes - A player is officially in the game when her name has been entered on the official score sheet. Once a player leaves the line-up, she may re-enter the game. FREE SUBSTITUTION/All teams must turn in batting order. No pinch runners...only in case of injury and that player cannot return to the game.
  • The captain is the only player who may address the officials during the game, but only on matters of rules interpretation.
  • Equipment - No metal screws or screw-in cleats are allowed. Rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets are advised not to be worn. Bats must be official softball bats.
  • Add-ons must be made to a roster prior to the SECOND game of Intramural softball season.
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Equipment

  • Helmets
  • Cleats
  • Glove
  • Batting gloves
  • Bats

Regulations

  • No jewelry
  • No colored contacts
  • Hair pulled back
  • No more than nine players on the field

Players

  • Cassandra Flores- 10th - Second Base
  • Connie Hernandez-10th- Pitcher
  • Alyssa Lopez-11th-Center Field
  • Monica Rodriquez-11th- Center Field
  • Anissa Garcia-10th-Short Stop
  • Lorena Sanchez-11th- Catcher
  • Jenelly Villareal-10th- Second Base
  • Lynet Gil-10th-Left Field
  • Brittany Perez-11th-Pitcher
  • Marychelo Flores-10th-Pitcher and First Base
  • Amberly Garza-11th-Pitcher
  • Giselle Cerda-11th-Right Field
  • Ariana Ruiz-12th- Short Stop
  • Kassandra Tovar-11th-Third Base
  • Esmeralda Saucedo-10th-Left Field
  • Chelsea Gloria-11th-First Base
  • Sydney Gloria-10th-Catcher
  • Isamari Garcia-10th- First Base
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The benefits of softball

  • Conditioning Body: Unlike other sports, softball is an activity that requires multiple skills, and therefore provides total body conditioning. There are aerobic benefits from running; upper body development from batting, throwing and catching; lower body conditioning from fielding; and an increase in arm and shoulder strength from pitching. In addition, softball develops hand-eye coordination and sharpens mental focus.
  • Improves Self Esteem: Girls involved in sports, like softball, generally feel better about themselves, both mentally and socially. Practicing, improving skills and gradually achieving goals help build confidence, reduce stress and make them more resistant to social pressure. Often, lifelong friendships are formed on the field as the girls learn to trust and rely on each other.
  • Teamwork: But the benefits of sports go beyond school and athletics. Working with coaches, trainers and teammates to achieve goals is great practice for the real world where teaming up with others to meet goals are keys to success.
  • Leadership Skills: Girls usually receive more benefits than they expect from participating in sports. They get attention and respect that they may not receive elsewhere, and participation provides them with opportunities for leadership and socialization, as well as the development of skills for handling success and failure.

Expectations for softball

Will usually begin with conditioning drills to assess the overall fitness of prospective players. These drills will include warm-ups, basic calisthenics like jump rope, jumping jack and sit-ups, short running and jogging drills and timed runs along the base paths. For tryouts at higher levels – high school, club teams and above – prospective players may run two-base drills for time. The two-base drill begins with the player standing on first or second base, then running top-speed through two bases. The drills are usually from first-to-third or from second-to-home plate.

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What you need to try out for softball

It is required to have a recent physical, to be able to play.All softball girls must be passing all their classes, before the six weeks the semester,"NO PASS, NO PLAY".Expect to work hard at all times. Always have a positive attitude, never let the bad side of you come out. Always have good sportsmanship.Daily attendance its is required and
cooperate with the team at all times.
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Top 10 Finalist for USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year

These girls below are a motivation to our softball team, because every day they practice hard no matter what the climate is, so they can achieve the same level of success.


Name,School, Position, Class

Ally Carda

UCLA

Pitcher/Utility

Junior


Courtney Ceo

Oregon

Infield

Senior


Dallas Escobedo

Arizona State

Pitcher

Senior


Cheridan Hawkins

Oregon

Pitcher

Sophomore


Haylie McCleney

Alabama

Outfield

Sophomore


Maddie O’Brien

Florida State

Infield

Junior


Sierra Romero

Michigan

Infield

Sophomore


Madison Shipman

Tennessee

Infield

Senior


Jaclyn Traina

Alabama

Pitcher

Senior


Lacey Waldrop

Florida State

Pitcher

Junior