Where and when was the outdoor version of softball played and what size was the ball?
Who bats first?
visiting team in the top half of the inning and the home team bats first in the bottom of the inning
What is the objective or goal of the batter?
to touch first plate, second plate, third plate and home plate
When DOESN'T the run count
when the third out is a force out or if a player is tagged out for the third out before the runner touches home
a play is one in which the umpire does not have to make a decision unless requested by a coach or a player
when the batter reaches first base as a result of hitting the ball without a fielder committing an error, or by way of a fielder's choice, or a result of a force out at a base
charged to a fielder who misplays a ball (i.e. a dropped fly ball or throw o a fumbled round ball.)
when a runner is forces to advance to the next base because the batter becomes a runner.
When a batter hits a ground ball with a runner on first, the runner is forced to run to second.
If a fielder touches second base with the ball in her possession before the runner reaches second, the runner is "forced out" at second base
the portion of the field containing the four bases. In terms of players the infield consists of the first, second and third basemen and the shortstop. The pitcher and the catcher (called the "battery" also are positioned in the infield)
fair territory between the infield and the fence.
In terms of players the outfield consists of the left fielder, the center fielder and the right fielder. In slow-pitch there are four outfielders: left, left center, right center and right fielders.
credited with the appropriate number or runs batted-in RBIS when her hit is responsible for one or more runners scoring
a batter whose caught fly ball results in a runner on third base tagging up and scoring