The Rules of Softball – EXPLAINED!


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Ninh explains the rules of softball the
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object of the game is for your team to
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score more runs than the opposing team
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softball is a variation of the game of
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baseball and the rules are very similar
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with some significant differences
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firstly the field is generally a lot
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smaller and the equipment used is also
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different to score a run a play must hit
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the ball between the foul lines and run
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across the three bases and back to home
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it’s outside these lines is classed as a
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foul ball and the batter is not allowed
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to run the essence of the games between
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the pitcher of one team against the
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batter of the other team as mentioned
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before the batter’s job is to hit the
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ball between the foul lines but the
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pitchers job is to get the batter out by
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throwing into the strike zone this is an
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imaginary box that’s the width of home
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plates and roughly between the batter’s
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armpits and knees in baseball the
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pitcher stands on a mound and throws the
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ball over arm in softball the pitcher
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stands on a flat surface and must throw
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a bigger softer ball under arm if a
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pitcher throws the ball through this
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area it’s a strike if a batter swings
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and misses any ball it’s also a strike
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if the batter hits the ball outside the
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foul lines it can be a first or second
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strike and obviously three strikes means
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you’re at a pitch outside this area is
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called the ball for balls against a
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batter and they gets a walk to first
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base that sounds simple enough but there
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are three other ways for a team to get
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you out
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firstly if a batter hits the ball on the
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ground the opposing team can throw the
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ball to the base that they’re running to
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if the ball beats the batter to the base
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they’re out
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Amata can be tagged out whilst running
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between the bases if they hit the ball
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and fault is caught in the air by the
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opposing team
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they’re also else once three hours have
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been made their half of the inning is
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over and the other team gets two bats
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once both teams have batted this is
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known as an inning the game is played
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over seven innings there are no ties in
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softball so if the scores are tied after
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seven innings extra innings will be
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played to determine the winner that’s
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basically it but there’s a few other
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rules you’ll need to know before playing
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or watching a softball for example home
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run if batter hits the ball out to the
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part between the foul lines the batter
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and anyone standing around the bases
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guess to walk freely around the bases
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and back to home all runs score stealing
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bases to help move the batters along the
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bases some players will try and make a
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run for the next base this is a risky
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gamble as the opposing team will be
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prepared for this and will try and get
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you out if the batter is caught outs
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they are caught stealing tagging up if a
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ball is caught in the air any player
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standing on the bases must start from
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that base before running to the next one
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DoublePlay this is where a ball hits
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into play and the defending team gets
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two outs
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usually by way of throwing to one base
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and then another there are many other
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rules not discussed here but as you
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watch or play softball the rules will
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become clear if you found this video
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