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Softball is a sport played and loved all around the world. In softball, 9 or 10 players hit and field the ball, run the bases, and try to score as many points as they can by touching home plate. The team that gets the most points wins. There are two main parts to softball; defense and offense. To defend, players throw the ball to bases to get the runners out. To offend, players are individually pitched the ball by the pitcher on the opposing team. If they successfully hit the ball, they run the bases and can score a point by running all the way to home plate. If a fielder gets to the base with the ball before the runner, they are out. After three outs, the teams switch sides.

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Positions in the Field

As you can see, there are many different fielding positions you can play in softball and baseball. Each position has a vital job in defense. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd base all have the job of guarding the base they play. This means that they try to beat the runner to the base with the ball. They can also tag the runner with the ball. Shortstop (not shown) stands between 2nd and 3rd. Their job is to stop the ball and throw it to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd base. if 2nd or 3rd go after the ball, shortstop can cover either base. Pitchers pitch the ball to the batter and they can help field the ball. Catchers get the ball and throw it back to the pitcher if it is a ball or strike. They also guard home plate and catch foul balls.
Promotional video - women's fast pitch softball
This video shows that Softball can be played professionally and just for fun!


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