How To Play The Game Of Softball

Softball is a team sport in which a ball is thrown by a player (called a pitcher) towards an opposing team player called a batter who attempts to hit the ball with a round, smooth stick called a bat. The ball itself is also called a softball.

Scoring is accomplished by the batter hitting the ball as far away as she can and then running and touching a series of four markers on the ground called bases before the opposing team's fielders return the ball. The batter can stop play at anytime by stopping on one of the diamonds if he feels that she cannot get ‘home' safely. If the opposing team can throw the ball to the runner's next diamond before she gets there she is ‘out' and no run is scored. Whoever has the highest score at the end of the game wins.