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Softball teams raise funds for Michael Nolan scholarship - News 12 Westchester

The Yonkers community is taking to the softball field to raise money for a scholarship that honors a shooting victim. The money is being raised in the name of Michael Nolan, who was killed in 2015 during a drive-by shooting while he was eating in a ...

Town of Ulster readies lawsuit to take land owned by Esopus Agricultural Center - The Daily Freeman

“We've mowed the grass down there and we've used the field for over 10 years in relation to softball games,” he said. “... We've been occupying it. We've been retrieving softballs. The softball players have been partying on it, they've been parking on ...

Gilgal knocks off top seed in softball playoffs - Indiana Gazette

Gilgal Presbyterian, the fourth seed, knocked off top-seeded Divine Destiny Ministries, 10-6, in the Indiana County Church League playoffs Friday. Ryan Palmer hit a three-run home run in the second inning and racked up four RBIs. Jason Johnston singled ...

SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Richlands' Mac Osborne - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Varsity softball certainly hadn't been anything close to an unconquerable challenger as she'd burst onto the high school scene as a freshman in 2017 with a superlative season in the circle that resulted in 22 wins, a 0.67 earned run average, nearly 300 ...

Banana Belt softball tourney this wekeend - Curry Coastal Pilot

The All Dirt, No Turf Summer Banana Belt softball tournament is Saturday and Sunday, starting at 8 a.m. and going until dark both days. This year there are 12 mens and womens teams competing in an open division format. All games are played at Azalea ...

B-UHS softball team to hold car wash - The Inter-Mountain

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur High School softball team will hold a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Buckhannon Wendy's parking lot. The team is trying to raise funds to construct their own playing field. They will also hold ...

Local softball teams do well at state - WyoSports

The Laramie Girls Softball Association sent five teams to the Wyoming State Softball Tournaments in Casper last weekend, the most the association has sent to a state tournament. The Laramie Lightening played in the U18 division and was 0-2 in pool play.

High School softball: Central Springs' season was historic - Mason City Globe Gazette

The Panthers will likely never forget the 2018 season. After falling in the first game of the 2A State Softball Tournament in four consecutive appearances, the Panthers reached uncharted territory with a victory in Fort Dodge on Monday. It propelled ...

Younger Players Gave Twin Cedars Softball A Spark In 2018 - KNIA / KRLS Radio

You could say the Twin Cedars Softball Squad made quite a turnaround this season. Combining for just six wins the last two seasons, the Sabers posted 13 wins in 26 games in 2018 and contended for the Bluegrass Conference for most of the season. Coach ...

Two Important Positions Must Be Filled For Knoxville Softball Before 2019 - KNIA / KRLS Radio

Just two positions will have to be filled for the 2019 Knoxville softball season, however its two very important positions. Starting Pitcher Jada Agan, who posted a 14-3 record this season and a 2.44 ERA. Also leaving the program will be starting ...

Softball Action - Charlestown Patriot Bridge

Kayla Vitale of the Charlestown girls softball U12 league rounds third base looking to score a run in the girls game against Winchester Monday, July 16, at the playing fields. The Charlestown girls took an exciting game, 18-15.

Fairbanks trio among softball elite - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Three area high school softball standouts got an experience of a lifetime this summer when they took part in the Softball Elite Development Invitational at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida. Kyra Allen (Hutchison, Class of 2020 ...

Softball: Hot Shots eliminated in World Series - Lodi News-Sentinel

For a second consecutive day, the NorCal Hot Shots 18 and under travel softball team, based out of Lodi, played the Central Coast Athletics in the Triple Crown World Series. But like Thursday, the Athletics came away with a 16-0 win over the Hot Shots ...

PHOTOS: Pleasant Valley repeats as state softball champs - Quad City Times

Pleasant Valley players hoist their first-place trophy on the field after their victory against Indianola Friday during the Class 5A championship game at the Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge. CHRIS ZOELLER The Globe Gazette ...

Successful summer for Little Lady Warrior Softball (LLWS) 10U travel team - MyWebTimes.com

The Little Lady Warrior Softball (LLWS) 10U travel team captured first place this summer in the Chenoa Tournament and second in a tournament in Downers Grove. The LLWS program — now in its second year — features girls living in the Woodland School ...

EXCHANGE: A family has deep roots in baseball and softball - Chicago Daily Herald

BEECHER, Ill. -- Beecher Muskies manager Fred LeSage still remembers Todd Sippel's first season with the Muskies. "He was 19 years old and couldn't hit a lick," LeSage said. "Him and this other guy were fighting over playing time, and they would always ...

USSSA Pride softball back home with 33-2 record - Florida Today

A four-game sweep of the Beijing Eagles has pushed the USSSA Pride pro softball team's record to 33-2 heading into this week's six-game series to close out the home schedule, starting Monday night in Viera. The Pride outscored the Eagles 37-1 in the ...

Minor League Softball: Peru edges Mendota for district title - LaSalle News Tribune

Peru Minor League softball coach Chris Politsch was determined to have his team play on Thursday. His team's District 20 Tournament championship matchup with Mendota, set for a 6 p.m. start in Tonica, was originally cancelled and moved to Friday.

Senior League Western Regional Softball Tournament: Zootown softball buries Oregon - MontanaSports

MISSOULA – The Senior League Western Regional Softball Tournament began today in Missoula. Teams from all over the Northwest came to Missoula to compete over the next three days. The local team in Missoula, Zootown won big today 26-0 against ...

Softball: Roland-Story falls to defending state champion Davenport Assumption in title game - Ames Tribune

FORT DODGE — Amber Doyle saw the seeds of something special being planted, interestingly enough, on a bus ride after a season-ending loss last summer. The Roland-Story softball team had completed another summer without a state tournament berth, ...

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.

Softball
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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
Characteristics
Team members 2 teams of 9–10
Type Bat-and-ball
Equipment Softball
Softball bat
Softball glove
Bases
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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.

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