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Softball Rules and Game Strategy (Grade 7)

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Softball Rules and Game Strategy

Please list the 10 fielding positions in slow pitch softball.

What is the distance between bases?
  1. 45 ft
  2. 50 ft
  3. 55 ft
  4. 65 ft
The pitching rubber is 40 feet from home plate.
  1. True
  2. False
A runner must tag up before advancing bases on a caught fly ball.
  1. True
  2. False
On a force out the defense does not have to tag the runner, they only need to tag the base.
  1. True
  2. False
A(n)                 is charged to a fielder who misplays a ball, thus prolonging an at bat for the batter or the life of a base runner, or permitting a runner to advance one or more bases.
  1. error
  2. catch
  3. assist
  4. out
You are batting with count of 0 balls & 2 strikes. You should
  1. look for a pitch to drive.
  2. expand the strike zone, shorten swing and protect.
  3. lay down a bunt to surprise the defense.
  4. move slightly away from the plate and look for an inside pitch to pull.
You are a runner on third base with less than 2 outs. Your teammate hits a deep fly ball to center field. You should
  1. immediately run for home plate.
  2. go about half way home and wait to see if ball is caught or missed.
  3. immediately get back to base to tag up when ball is caught.
  4. take 2 steps off 3rd and watch the ball.
You are on base with two outs. Your teammate hits a ball into the air. You should
  1. wait and see if the ball is caught before advancing to the next base
  2. go back to your base and tag up
  3. run as soon as the ball is hit
  4. stay at your base
List at least two differences between baseball and softball.

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