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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Softball Modified Rules

Softball Modified Rules

§  Any ball going outside the 1st or 3rd base line is a foul ball ( runners can not advance and batter gets another try unless the ball was caught in the air, which translates to an out)
§  An official game is 7 innings (a inning is when both teams have had their turn to bat)

§  Pitcher must have both feet on the pitcher’s rubber and can only take one step forward while pitching
§  Ball must be thrown underhand

§ Batters must follow the same order throughout the whole game The batter is out if and when:
o   three strikes have been called
o   a fly ball is caught
§ Runners must touch each base in order
§ One base runner can not pass another base runner that is ahead of them.
§ Stealing a base is not permitted A runner is out if:
o   they are tagged with the ball before reaching a base
o   the ball gets to 1st base before the runner
o   they run more than 3 feet out of the base line to avoid being tagged

§ Ball- a legally pitched ball that does not enter the strike zone (four balls equals a walk) Grounder
§  Fly ball- ball hit up in the air to the infield
§  On deck- the next batter
§  Pop up- ball hit up in the air to the infield
§  Strike- term used when a ball is swung at and missed or is called when the ball enters the strike zone and is not swung at all
§  Strike zone- the ball passes the batter over the plate between their chest and knees

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