Age | Pitching Distance | Softball Size |
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12u | 40′ | 12″ |

14u | 43′ | 12″ |

16u | 43′ | 12″ |

18u | 43′ | 12″ |

## How far do 14U softball pitchers throw?

When players reach the 14U level, the pitching mound is moved back to 43 feet and that is where it will stay. The ball size will remain at 12 inches for the remainder of a softball players career as well.

## What is the pitching distance for softball?

Home to front of pitching rubber — In high school and college softball, the distance from home plate to the front of the pitching rubber in the middle of the pitcher’s mound is 43 feet exactly. The pitching rubber itself is a white slab that is 24 inches long by 6 inches wide.

## What is the pitching distance for 10U softball?

Pitching distance is 35 feet.

## How fast should a 12 year old softball pitcher pitch?

Average softball pitching speed by age

Age | Average Pitching Speeds | High-end Averages |
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11 | 38 – 42 MPH | 43 – 46 MPH |

12 | 41 – 48 MPH | 49 – 53 MPH |

13 | 45 – 53 MPH | 54 – 56 MPH |

14 | 46 – 54 MPH | 55 – 58 MPH |

## What is the fastest softball pitch ever?

The fastest recorded softball pitch is 77 mph (123.9 km/h), achieved by Monica Abbott (USA) on 16 June 2012 in a National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) game for the Chicago Bandits against the Carolina Diamonds in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA.

## What is a 6 4 3 in softball or baseball?

6 to 4 to 3 is the recordkeeping designation for a double play in baseball, where a ball is hit to the shortstop (6), who throw to the second baseman (4) for a put out at second base, then throws to the first baseman (3) for the second out.

## What are three types of pitches softball pitchers throw?

The ISF recognizes three pitching styles: medium pitch, “modified” fast pitch, and slow pitch. Fast pitch is considered the most competitive form of softball.

## What is the minimum height allowed for a pitch in 16 in slow pitch softball?

Legal Pitch: A legal pitch is delivered with a continuous, underhand motion at a moderate speed with an arc of at least 6 feet from the ground. The pitched ball must not reach a height of more than 12 feet at its highest point above the ground.

## What is the pitching distance for 12U?

11U/12U pitch at 46 feet and the bases are at 60 feet. At Walker, it’s the closest base pegs (of three) and the closest pitching rubber. (Please note there is sometimes a third pitching rubber that is temporary for AA games in which case 46 feet would be the middle rubber).

## Can a 13 year old play 12U softball?

The bases remain at 60 feet but the ball gets bigger, the pitcher’s plate moves back to 40 feet, and the other girls, especially the 12 and 13 year olds, rapidly become much better players. … The first important aspect involves the age of the girls. Like all age groups, 12U can span an almost 3 year interval.

## What happens when you get 4 balls while batting?

Any pitch that is outside the strike zone and the hitter doesn’t swing is called a ball. If the batter gets four balls, then he gets a free pass to first base. What is “The Count”? The count in baseball is the current number of balls and strikes on the batter.

## Is the slip pitch in softball legal?

As long as the “slip” is judged to be accidental, this is not an illegal pitch. A “ball” is added to the batter’s count.

## How fast do d1 softball pitchers throw?

What pitching speed do you need for the different softball divisions? Division 1: 63 MPH or faster. Division 2: 58 MPH or faster. Division 3 and NAIA: 55 MPH or faster.

## What is the hardest pitch to hit in fastpitch?

The rise ball is unique in the simple fact that it can literally jump anywhere from 6-to-15 inches just a couple of feet away from the plate. “A good rise ball pitcher — if she’s throwing it for a strike — can move it a good six inches,” Bogart said.

## How fast is a 60 mph softball pitch in baseball?

Pitch Speed Comparison

43 feet (14U+) to MLB 60.5 ft | |
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Real Speed | Equivalent “Speed” |

59 | 83 |

60 | 84 |

61 | 86 |