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Slow Pitch Softball

  • 30-06-2012 2:28pm
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    Anyone ever watch this or know much about it? ESPNA are showing a game between USA and Canada a couple of times this week and I have vague memories of watching a similar game a couple of years back.

    I don't remember much other than the pitch looking very strange and the fact that each team has a limit on the number of home runs they're allowed and each additional one results in an out. So towards the end of the game, you're trying to keep the ball in the field as opposed to it clearing the fence. Very strange!

    I'll probably set the DVD to watch this one again to give it a look.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 Blustez

    You should checkout there is a very active league here in dublin with 24 teams split across 3 divisions

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭rockonollie

    The home run limit is very important at high level competitions......seeing as the pitch is lobbed to them, those guys can hit home runs at will.

    I'm pretty certain that there's also a part of the rule about the differential, it's not a solid limit.

    These are the actual numbers but for an example; The rule may be a 5 home run limit, but a 2 run differential....meaning your team can hit a maximum of 5 home runs, OR 2 more than your opponent. So if your team hits 5 home runs, they can't hit another....but if there opponent then hits 4 home runs, your team can hit one more because you're still within the differential limit.

    It leads to important strategy and planning for teams, never want to hit a solo home run.