Its Own Game
All About Softball, By Caitlin Warner
The History of Softball
Basic Rules of Softball
How does Softball differ from Baseball?
The drag bunt is a bunt, but done a little faster. When the pitcher goes into her pitching motion the batter ( slap hitter) takes their back foot and brings it forward, crossing over the front, then the batter takes the bat and holds it out infront or " squares to bunt". From there the bunt hopefully gets laid down and the hitter sprints to first base.
The soft slap is like the bunt, but is hit a little differently and a bit harder. The steps are the same, the batter will cross over, but instead of bunting they will bring the bat close to their stomach and slap it inbetwen either the third baseman and the short stop or the pitcher and short stop. Then the batter will sprint to first base.
The hard slap is similar yet different. The steps are the same, but done a little slower because the batter will take a strong, regular swing. When the pitch comes in the batter will start slowly crossing over and swing the bat hard so the ball will hopefully pass the infield and then the batter will be safe at first. If slap hitting is done right, coach Tom Cahallan ( Troy High softball coach) says that they will almost always be safe on base.
This is a picture of a softball laying near the edge of the pitching circle.
Girl holding a softball
This is a picture of a girl holding a softball and glove.
This is a picture of a softball field, the positions, and where they are played.
This picture shows a girl soft slapping the ball.
This picture shows a girl slap hitting the ball.
This girl is attempting to drag bunt.