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What are the physics in pitching a fastpitch softball?

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Erin Hickle

on 13 December 2013

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What are the physics in pitching a fastpitch softball?
What are the physics in pitching a fastpitch softball?
My first question
How are softball and physics related?
My fifth question
How does aerodynamics effect pitches?
My third question
How are softball and science related?
My second question
How does physics apply to softball?
What I already know
I know that most of your speed comes from the last part of your windup.
The more force you use when you lunge from the mound and the greater distance you lunge, the faster your pitch will be.
In order to get a faster pitch, you must have a fast wrist flip.
I also know that you have to get your whole body invoveled.

The Magnus Effect- the force used on a rapidly spinning cylinder or sphere moving through air in a direction at an angle to the axis of spin. This force is responsible for the swerving of balls when hit or thrown with spin
The spin of the ball effects what the ball will do. If you release the ball with a spin that rotates up, the ball will rise.
If you release the ball with a spin that rotates down, the ball will drop.

My third question
How much does force apply to pitching?
Body movement has alot to do with pitching. The more body movenet you have, the faster the pitch will be. Body movement also effects pitches. certain pitches involve certain body movements.
Physics effect how the ball moves and how the pitcher must throw the ball. Our mind is always doing physics when playing softball. We are constantly figuring how hard to the throw the ball, and where to let go of the ball to get it to another player.
Gravity, force, aerodynamics, force, and velocity all have a big part in softball. All these things effect how a pitcher pitches and what the ball does. It also effects the whole game.
Works Cited
"The Physics of Pitching in Softball." LIVESTRONG.COM. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013.
Brazier, Roanna. "Softball Pitching - How
to Pitch a Rise Ball." Beginning Softball Pitching. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013.
Brazier, Roanna. "Softball Pitching - How to Pitch a Rise Ball." Beginning Softball Pitching. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013.
Carly. "A Breakdown of Arm and Hand Position in the Windmill Pitch." Fastpitch Power. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013
The end of a pticher's windup
20% Time Pitch
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