Softball is a team sport and the game of softball has two teams. These two teams play against each other. There are nine to twelve players on each softball team. In addition, a typical softball game lasts about one to two hours. Did you know that the game of softball began in the United States? Also, people began to play softball in 1887. In softball, there is an offensive team, which is the team that bats in order to attempt scoring some runs. There is also a defensive team that occupies the field attempting to get the offensive team out three times. Scoring in softball is accomplished when a batter from the offensive team advances and touches a series of three raised markers called bases. Then, the batter from the offensive team must touch the final base called home plate. Softball has a set number of innings, usually seven or nine. An inning is one series of both teams playing offense and defense. At the end of either seven or nine innings the team with the highest score wins. Sometimes in the game of softball the mercy rule is applied. The mercy rule says that if a team is ten or more runs ahead of another team by the third or fourth inning then, the game is declared over. Did you know that softball is a direct descendant of baseball, which is sometimes called hardball in order to distinguish from softball? Baseball differs from softball in many ways. Also, softball’s governing body is called the International Softball Federation and it holds world championships every four years in several categories. These categories probably include different divisions for youth, adolescents, and adults.
When people play softball they play one of three types of softball. There are three general forms of softball which include fast pitch, slow pitch, and modified pitch. In the Olympics, players either play fast pitch or slow pitch softball. In college, men and women play softball and baseball. Softball seems like much fun, therefore, please play softball soon.