Rules-

1. Seven innings in each game unless the home team scores more than the other team in the 6th inning.

2. A game ending in a tie will go until one team has more runs at the end of a completed inning.

3. If a team does not show or refuses to play, does not continue play, purposefully devises a plan to stall the game, does not obey the ump or rules then the ump can declare a forfeit.

4. A game that is not regulation is replayed from the beginning.

Field and Play-

Pitching-

The olympics is played as fast pitch, where the ball is pitched in a full circle windmill. The average speed for an olympic pitch 60-70 miles per hour from 43 feet away. They pitch on a non-elevated pitching rubber in a 8 feet pitching circle, while the pitcher is in the circle with the ball the players must be on a base or heading to one.

Personal Equipment-

-Ball

- size 12 inches

-Metal Bat

-Gloves

History-

The game was invented in 1887 as indoor baseball by George Hancock. In 1888 the game had spread to outdoors and was referred to as mushball, kittenball or indoor baseball, the name softball was acquired in the 1920's. The sport took of in America in 1933 with the formation of the ASA, Amateur Softball Association. Originally played by men softball is now a sport played by women, mainly, and men.

Scoring-

Softball is scored by the number of runs earned by each team during the game. A run is when a player from the batting team safely crosses home plate after touching all other bases, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The team with the most runs at the end of the game wins.

Objective-

The objective of the game is to score the more runs than the other team, to win the game.

Records-

73.3 miles per hour is the fastest pitch recorded at the olympic games

Famous Players-

-Jennie Finch

 

 

 

Bibliography:

"Softball." The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. 2007. Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. <http://en.beijing2008.cn/cptvenues/sports/softball/index.shtml>.