What Are Softballs Made Of

Softballs are distinctly yellow and larger than baseballs. That’s because as the softball field is smaller, players get a smaller timeframe to react to the ball’s position when it’s in play. This also means that the risk of injury is higher than in baseball. That’s why one of the changes made in softball compared to baseball made it softer. And that’s why the name of the sport is “softball.” Softball cores are typically made from a polyurethane or kapok (cork and rubber) mixture....

December 2, 2022 · 5 min · Ruth Riley

What are the Wristbands that Softball Players Wear

Discover the different types of wristbands that softball players wear and how they benefit players on the field. From sweatbands to pitch calling wristbands, learn how these accessories can enhance a player’s performance.

December 2, 2022 · 4 min · Ruth Riley

What Is a Good Batting Average in Softball

If you’re a softball fan, you’ve probably heard of the batting average – it’s the number that often pops up in a player’s stats and can make or break their performance. But what exactly is this number, and why does it matter? In a nutshell, the batting average measures how often a player gets a hit per at-bat or game, and it’s a key indicator of their offensive prowess. Think of it as a slugging percentage that reflects how well they can get on base, whether by hitting the ball or drawing a walk, and ultimately, how many runs they can help score....

December 2, 2022 · 6 min · Ruth Riley

Tips for Hitting in Softball

One of the most important things to know about hitting in softball is how to hold the bat. There are many different ways to hold a softball bat, but there are a few key factors that make one way better than another. Softball batting grip The ideal softball batting grip is usually described as a two-handed overhand grip. This means that your hands are wrapped around the bat’s handle with your palms facing one another and your fingers pointing upward....

November 29, 2022 · 6 min · Ruth Riley

The Different Softball Pitching Grips

There are a lot of different types of softball pitching grips. We will briefly discuss the most popular ones and explain their meaning. We’ll begin with the most popular terms: C-grip or the 4-seam grip and the horseshoe grip or the 2-seam grip. 4-seam vs. 2-seam (C-grip vs. horseshoe) The C-grip is the most commonly used pitching grip in softball. It is a neutral (no pronation) position that places the thumb on top of the ball next to the index finger....

November 25, 2022 · 4 min · Ruth Riley