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softball

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Transcript of softball

The World of Softball Softball is really fun and there are a lot of parts to the game There are four outfielders.
The left outfielder, the
left center out fielder,
the right center outfielder,
and the right outfielder. There are six players in
the infield, the first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, and shortstop. There is also a pitcher and catcher. There are different dimensions
of the field for different levels. The dimensions for high school and college are... The field dimensions for little league softball are... Pitching is one of the key parts to the game.
There are a lot of famous
pitchers in history, one of them is Jennie Finch. Jennie Lynn Finch is a former American softball player
who pitched for the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits.
Finch helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the
2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In 2010, Finch retired from softball to focus on her family.
In August 2011 she started work as a color analyst for
ESPN doing National Pro Fastpitch and college softball games. This is video of her pitching Now that she is retired she has
a son and her and her son are in the
Chobani Champions commercial. Another famous pitcher is Julie Bolduc Julie was the first pitcher in NCAA history to throw a complete Perfect Game in the College World Series against Utah State in 1984.
In 1985, Julie led the nation in strikeouts (337).
That same year, she earned the third-best ERA in the nation(.24), and her pitching staff ended the season as second best in the nation (.28).
Julie had the fifth-best ERA in the nation, leading the Panthers to back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the NCAA Women's College World Series 1984 and 1985. Catherine Leigh "Cat" Osterman (born April 16, 1983), is an American athlete and was one of the pitchers on the USA Women's Softball Team which won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics. She started playing softball in first grade before quitting to play soccer and basketball. Cat found her way back to the diamond in fifth grade, when she was filling in as a backup pitcher for a little league team. She completed her collegiate eligibility in 2006 at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a starting pitcher for the Longhorns since 2002. Osterman held the NCAA Division I career strikeout record with 2,265 strikeouts over her four year career, surpassed by Monica Abbott on May 6, 2007. Another famous pitcher is
Cat Osterman This is a video of her pitching Kids age 12 and under use a plate-to-mound distance of 35 feet. For kids ages 12 to 14, the plate should be 40 feet from the pitcher's mound.
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