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This master sergeant lost 40 pounds by switching to six small meals a day -

Despite chronic pain in her right leg, U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Kim Kaminski lost 40 pounds. All it took, she says, was switching her diet to six small meals a day and a big change in attitude. A softball injury and car accident in 2014 left the ...

Welch wins district softball title - Pawhuska Journal Capital

Will be updated. WELCH — A 16-0 victory over Shidler Thursday, Sept. 20 sent Welch to the Class B fast pitch regional. Shidler rolled to a 14-2 win over Wynona then the Lady Wildcats rolled 24-0 and 12-1 to set up the District 17 title game with Shidler.

GMC Softball makes statement on senior night - The Union-Recorder

Lincoln County had been such an opponent for GMC Prep softball in the past, but this year the Lady Red Devils came down to Georgia Military College's Couch Field sporting a 19-2 record and looking to spoil the festivities. An extremely focused Lady ...

Self-Sabotage on the Softball Field and in Life - The Good Men Project (blog)

When I was in middle school, our school had an end-of-the-year event, which included food, music, and activities. One of those activities was a softball game. My gym teacher assigned me to my perennial place in the right-right field, where I acted ...

REC SOFTBALL: Snipers take down 2018 Championship - The Union of Grass Valley

With strong defense and timely hitting, the Snipers swept through the Ken Harper's Masters (40-and-over) Softball Tournament to claim the 2018 championship. The Snipers came into the tourney as the No. 2 seed and went 3-0, including a 9-4 victory over ...

Team Manitoba Softball brings home Bronze - Reston Recorder

Athletes from all over Canada represented their provinces in the sports of Athletics (Track), Basketball, Bocci, Golf, Powerlifting, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, and Swimming. Bowling Nationals (5 and 10 Pin) took place in PEI in May due to ...

CCMS Lady Cougars run-rule Lee County East - Cordele Dispatch

Staff Reports. CORDELE- The Crisp County Middle School softball Lady Cougars finished up their regular season schedule on Thursday afternoon with a 13-0 victory over Lee County East. Olivia Bridges pitched for CCMS and finished the contest with three ...

Wilcox softball Lady Patriots add two region wins - Cordele Dispatch

Staff Reports. ROCHELLE- The Wilcox County High School softball team had another busy week with three games in three days this week. They finished with two wins and one loss on the week in region games against Charlton County, Telfair County and ...

Fullington Lady Trojans finish busy week with four wins - Cordele Dispatch

Staff Reports. PINEHURST-The Fullington Academy Lady Trojans softball team took four wins out of five games this week, including three region wins. Lady Trojans 9, Southwest Georgia Academy 8 ...

Middle School Softball: Gordon Lee, Heritage play to tie - Northwest Georgia News

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans and Heritage Generals played to a 1-1 tie in a non-league game at Heritage on Friday afternoon. Gordon Lee broke the scoreless tie with a run in the top of the sixth, only to see Heritage tie it up in the bottom of the seventh.

SOFTBALL: Ringgold drops two at Jack Mattox - Northwest Georgia News

The Ringgold Lady Tigers went 0-2 on the first day of the LFO Invitational at nearby Jack Mattox Park on Friday. In their opener, the Lady Tigers were shut down by Northwest Whitfield, 5-0. Six different players had one hit each for Ringgold. Autumn ...

SOFTBALL: LFO defeats Dade - Northwest Georgia News

The LFO Lady Warriors got three hits from Haley Stahl and four RBIs from Maddy Adkins in a 7-1 victory over Dade County on the first night of the LFO Invitational at the Jack Mattox complex in Ringgold on Friday. Taylor Bono and Shelby Houts had two ...

SOFTBALL: Heritage stung by Calhoun - Northwest Georgia News

Katie Proctor and Mallory Lowe had two RBIs apiece, but it was not enough as the Heritage Generals (15-4) dropped an 11-5 decision to defending Class 3A state champion Calhoun in Friday's opening game of the LFO Invitational at Jack Mattox. Reagan ...

Middle School Softball: Ringgold waxes Westside - Northwest Georgia News

The Ringgold Lady Tigers got a one-hitter from Maddy Bacon as they drubbed Westside of Whitfield County, 12-0, Friday afternoon in Catoosa County. Bacon, Zoey DeFoor and Aubrey Lakin had two hits each as the Lady Tigers improved to 16-2 on the ...

Prep Softball: Holt 3, Lady Jays 0 - Jefferson City News Tribune

WENTZVILLE — The Jefferson City Lady Jays came out on the losing end of a pitchers' duel Friday night, falling 3-0 to the Holt Lady Indians. Mychael Jett gave up seven hits and three earned runs in six innings, striking out one in the loss. Jett, Kara ...

Prep Softball: Fatima 3, Linn 1 - Jefferson City News Tribune

LINN — The Fatima Lady Comets won their fourth straight game Friday, defeating the Linn Lady Wildcats 3-1 in Show-Me Conference action. Ally Bonnot threw a three-hitter and walked one in seven innings, striking out four for the Lady Comets. Morgan ...

UTEP Softball Opens Fall Play On Sunday - El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (blog)

Prior to the games, the UTEP Softball Alumni Game will be played on Saturday (12 p.m. MT). All games are free for all fans. The Alumni game will also offer the opportunity to celebrate the induction of Miner legend Camilla Carrera into the UTEP ...

Fall sports registrations end Monday - The Wilson Times

Registration for all Wilson County Youth Athletic Association fall sports — soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball — will end Monday. Participants may register either online at, at the WCYAA office at 113 East Nash Street in Wilson or at ...

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements - Concord Monitor

Camps/Clinics/Lessons. NH Comets softball clinics will be held during the month of September. The clinics are open to girls ages 7 and up and there is no cost to participate. Clinic will be held at Sanel Park in Concord from 5:45-7:30 p.m. on Thursday ...

CBC Mustang softball team gets its rings - Log Cabin Democrat

For the second time in school history, the Central Baptist College Mustangs softball team won the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series Championship in May. The team received their championship rings Thursday as part of a ...

Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. It was invented in 1887 in Chicago as an indoor game. It was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground, softball, kitten ball, because it was also played by women, ladies' baseball. The name softball was given to the game in 1926.

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Australia vs. Japan on 24 March 2012 at Hawker International Softball Centre
Highest governing body World Baseball Softball Confederation
First played United States, 1887
Team members 2 teams of 9–10
Type Bat-and-ball
Equipment Softball
Softball bat
Softball glove
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Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. It was invented in 1887 in Chicago as an indoor game. It was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground, softball, kitten ball, because it was also played by women, ladies' baseball. The name softball was given to the game in 1926.

A tournament held in 1933 at the Chicago World's Fair spurred interest in the game. The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America (founded 1933) governs the game in the United States and sponsors annual sectional and World Series championships. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) regulates rules of play in more than 110 countries, including the United States and Canada; before the WBSC was formed in 2013, the International Softball Federation filled this role. Women's fastpitch softball became a Summer Olympic sport in 1996, but it (and baseball) were dropped in 2005 from the 2012 Games, to be reinstated in 2016 for the 2020 Games.

There are three types of softball. In the most common type, slow-pitch softball, the ball, which can measure either 11 or 12 inches in circumference depending on the age and league, must arch on its path to the batter, and there are 10 players on the field at once. In fastpitch softball, the pitch is fast, there are nine players on the field at one time, and bunting and stealing are permitted. Modified softball restricts the windmill windup of the pitcher, although the pitcher is allowed throw as hard as possible with the restricted back swing. Softball rules vary somewhat from those of baseball. Two major differences are that the ball must be pitched underhand—from 46 ft (14 m) for men or 43 ft (13.1 m) for women as compared with 60.5 ft (18.4 m) in baseball—and that seven innings instead of nine consecutive regulation game.

Despite the name, the ball used in softball is not very soft. It is about 12 in (30.5 cm) in circumference (11 or 12 in for slow-pitch), which is 3 in (8 cm) larger than a baseball. Softball recreational leagues for children often use an 11-inch ball. The infield in softball is smaller than on an adult or high school baseball diamond but identical to that used by Little League Baseball; each base is 60 ft (18 m) from the next, as opposed to baseball's 90 ft (27 m). Also the infield in fast pitch softball does not have grass verses baseball at any level that does have grass.