CONGRATULATIONS

NSW Open Men

RUNNERS UP
RESULTS

 

NSW U19 Men

2015 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
RESULTS

 

NSW U19 Women

3rd Place
RESULTS

 

NSW Firestars

2015 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
RESULTS

 

NSW U17 Girls

2015 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
RESULTS

 

NSW U17 Boys

2015 NATIONAL 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 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 rule is used after 7 innings
  • The re-entry rule is used
  • A designated player (DP) can be used

 

Updated 31 March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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