Difference between Softball & Baseball | Softball Lessons


I’m Erin Goettlicher, and I’m a professional
softball coach. After I played through high school, I went
out and played for college level, and then spent a cup of tea at the professional level. I’m self-employed, and own Pro Softball Training. Pro Softball Training offers instruction in
all kinds of softball. You name it, we can do it. Today, I will be talking to you about softball. The game of softball and the game of baseball
are very similar in a lot of ways but there is also a lot of differences. It’s very similar in the object of the game;
which is, two teams playing against each other with one team trying to score more runs than
the other. Which ever team scores more wins the game. However, in softball, our field dimensions
and equipment and strategies are slightly different. The biggest difference comes in the difference
in the size of the ball. In softball we use a larger ball, either 11
or 12 inches. But baseball is only nine inches. Our field is also different; baseball fields
the base-path are 90 feet apart, where in softball ours are only 60 feet apart. Our outfield fences are typically shorter
as well, anywhere between 200 and 220 feet are pretty standard. And in baseball, as you probably know, are
closer to 300’s and 400’s foot walls. The positions in baseball and softball are
very similar, there’s a pitcher a catcher, four infielders, and three outfielders. The biggest difference of course comes in
the pitcher. In baseball we throw overhand and in softball
we throw underhand.

6 thoughts on “Difference between Softball & Baseball | Softball Lessons

  1. I'm in 9th grade and Im going to play softball this its going to be my first time. What's the best way to make the team.

  2. 60 feet basepass that's smaller then 12 u witch is 75 feet I would be the fastest player in the league if the basepass was 60 feet

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