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NSW Open Men
Aust Open Men's Champions

RESULTS

NSW U19 Men
Aust U19 Men's Champions

RESULTS

NSW U19 Women
Aust U19 Women's Runner's Up

RESULTS

NSW Firestars
Aust Women's Champions

RESULTS

NSW U17 Girls
Aust U17 Girl's Champions
RESULTS

NSW U17 Boys
Aust U17 Boy's Champions
RESULTS

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Softball & baseball differences

Softball was invented in 1887 in Chicago, USA as a direct off-shoot of baseball. The key differences between traditional Softball and baseball are that in Softball:

 

  • The ball is always pitched under-arm. In baseball the ball is usually pitched over-arm. For an exciting demonstration of the difference between softball and baseball pitching see episode 7 of FSN Sport Science on You Tube.
  • The regulation ball is larger, less dense and heavier than a regulation baseball. It is however not particularly soft, especially when pitched at speed!
  • The bats used are generally not as thick as baseball bats. However, at the junior level softball and baseball bats are interchangeable
  • The diamond and the playing field are usually smaller
  • The game is 7 innings long, as opposed to 9 innings in professional baseball
  • The pitcher's area is a flat circle (in baseball it's a raised mound) and generally the pitching distance is shorter
  • A tie-breaker ruleis used after seven innings
  • The re-entry rule is used
  • A designated player (DP) can be used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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