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It's easy to see how important a catcher is. the catcher has to catch the ball for the pitcher. They also have to stop the runners from coming home. A catcher is very useful in softball. You also have to position yourself to where the batter does not hit your glove. If the batter hits your glove it is catcher interference and they get to take first base.
You have to have a strong third baseman when your playing softball. If the ball is hit hard she cant be scared of the ball. She also has to be able to run and catch the ball. Your third base man also has to have a good arm to make sure the ball gets to third before the runner does and make a good throw. When you throw you need to position yourself to where your throwing. When there is a bunt you need to be there to get the ball.
There are many good pitches to throw. A lot of them are just to throw the batter off or to make her swing. Here are five of the most popular pitches. fastball, a fastball is your normal regular pitch it just really fast. Your main focus when you train should be your fast ball. The fast ball should be your first pitch to learn when you start pitching. The next pitch is your change up. If you can throw a nasty change up the batter will swing at it. When you throw your change up make sure that your wind up looks like your fast but then release a change up. It throws the batter off and she will swing before the ball gets there. "The more it looks like a fastball in form, style, and substance, the better." Another pitch is a drop ball. When you throw your drop ball it leaves the batters bat going above the ball. Your next pitch is your curve ball. If you can throw a nasty curve ball they will swing inside and miss it outside. It might be different for other batters. Your rise ball is your next pitch. your rise ball leaves the batter swinging under the ball. It is another great pitch to throw.
Jennie Finch is one of the worlds best fast pitch pitchers in the world. Jennie played for the us national softball team. Thrown from 43ft away from the plate the traveling speed for her pitch was above 65mph. 65mph is the same as 95mph in baseball. MLB players like to talk trash until they face her. After they face her they say they will never do it again.