Softball and Baseball: What’s the Difference?
By: Chloe T.
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘softball’. A ball? Girls with bats? Well, the first thing I think of when I hear ‘softball’ is, girls’ version of baseball. Even though baseball and softball have the same concept, there are some differences.
Some differences baseball and softball have is the ball that is being used. A baseball is small and white with red seams. One the other hand, a softball is big and yellow with red seams. Another difference is the pitch. In softball, the ball is pitched underhand in a ‘windmill’ motion. The ‘windmill’ motion is when you
extend your throwing arm in the air, spin the arm in a clockwise rotation beside your body, and release the ball at your hip. The most common pitch used in baseball is the ‘overhand’ delivery. Another big difference between baseball and softball is the size of the field. Softball fields are smaller than baseball fields. There are more differences but they’re just mainly about the equipment used in the sport.
Baseball and softball both share the same goal, trying to strike out the batter on defence and score runs on offence. They’re also different in their own way. Either way both sports are fun to play and both sports are one of America’s favorite sports.
Here are some links that have more differences in baseball and softball I didn’t get to:
My attributions for my visuals
Softball Pitch-Google Images
Softball Field-Google Images