Softball rules quiz

DanielMiz
2019-11-09 13:26:22
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Softball rules quiz
Fairly recently, the fans of active kinds of sport have taken an interest in a new game, softball. In other words, this is a simplified version of baseball, which is less risky in terms of injuries. It goes back to the 19th century, the US. In Russia, it's not so widespread as baseball yet. But did you manage to learn its basic rules? Take this quiz to find out!

How should the ball be pitched in softball?

The ball should be pitched with a movement from below. While the hand should be lower than the hip and the elbow not farther from the body than at a distance of a fist.

Movement from below

Movement from above

As pitcher wants to

What should be necessarily followed when pitching?

Before pitching, the pitcher's both hands should touch the ball. The Pitcher should firmly stand on the pitcher's plate and when pitching he should take a step forward.

When pitching the pitcher should take a step forward

Before pitching, the pitcher's both hands should touch the ball

The pitcher should pitch the ball with two hands

The pitcher should give a jump when pitching

Before pitching, the pitcher should stand on the point with both feet

What is a strikeout?

The batter is out if he racks up three strikes during a time at bat. This is called a strikeout.

The pitcher pitches wrong

The ball lands outside of the field

The batter bats the serve three times

The batter racks up three strikes

What is a fly ball?

An offensive player can be out if the batter hits the batted ball into the air above the outfield and it will be caught by a defensive player before it touches the ground. This is called a fly ball and out is known as fly-out.

A batter ball flies away from the field

Wrong serve by the pitcher

The ball is caught by a defensive player if it was hit into the air above the outfield

The catcher catches the ball into the trap when the batter misses

Where is the catcher's position?

The catcher squats behind the batter and tries to catch the ball thrown to him by the pitcher. He also tries to catch the balls, which fielders throw him during the kickoff in order to prevent the runner hit a home run and earn a point. 

Next to the pitcher

From the left edge of the field

Behind the batter

On the 2nd base

What task does the shortstop have?

Shortstop is a position between 2 and 3 base. His main task is to grab any balls, which go to this area.

Passing caught balls to infielders

Catching balls getting into the area of 1 base

Grabbing any balls going to his zone

Striking running by players out

Can a team have more than 9 players?

Like in baseball, there are at least 9 players in each team. This number can vary from 9 to 12 (depending on the league level), but, as a rule, there are only 9 players from each party.

What type of boots is forbidden in softball?

Only boots with plastic or rubber studs are used when playing softball. Metal details on the sole are forbidden by the rules. Using these shoes could do an opponent an injury during sliding toward bases.

Boots with plastic studs

Boots with rubber studs

Boots with metal studs

How many innings are in softball?

Duration is limited with 7 innings and not 9 like in baseball

7

12

9

5

What is the difference of a softball bat from a baseball one?

The bat is bigger in thickness but shorter in length.

It's heavier

It' shorter and thicker

It's longer and more narrow

It's always red

Referee

You are good at all the nuances of this difficult game. You do know the difference from baseball, learned the positions of team members on the field and know how to serve the ball. Having this knowledge, you can appear on the field as a player or referee! Tell your friends about this quiz! Gather a team and fight for victory!

Loyal fan

You are pretty good at basic rules but are still confused about all the nuances of this difficult game. You do know the difference from baseball, learned the positions of team members on the field and know how to serve the ball. But you lack a few important facts. You can get to know them in practice too. Tell your friends about this quiz! Gather a team and fight for victory!

Accidental observer

Perhaps, you are good at the basic rules of baseball. You learned the positions of team members on the field and know how to serve the ball - that's great. But softball is quite different and it has other rules. You lack the necessary knowledge, that's why a couple of softball articles won't hurt! Tell your friends about this quiz! Gather a team and fight for victory!