Thrown into the lives of softball players

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Catch. Kylee Wisor waits to catch the ball at their game. Wisor waited and helped get an out.

Catch. Kylee Wisor waits to catch the ball at their game. Wisor waited and helped get an out.

Chastity Brunner

Chastity Brunner

Catch. Kylee Wisor waits to catch the ball at their game. Wisor waited and helped get an out.

Chastity Brunner, Photographer

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Softball is a sport not only played by seventh and eighth graders, but ninth graders too. In softball a person can throw, bat or catch.

When an athlete is throwing she can throw in many different ways. An athlete can throw overhand or underhand. When seeing a softball player throw some may think, “What are they doing swinging their arm like that?” But, it’s the basics to throwing a softball.  A softball primarily weighs quite a bit. So, throwing isn’t always an easy task. The pitcher will swing her arm around to throw the ball for the person batting to hit.

Softball players also bat. Much like baseball, a softball player bats the ball the same. The primary difference between baseball and softball is the face guard. Softball players wear face guards, whereas baseball players usually don’t wear a face guard. But, all the same a softball player holds the bat up and hits the ball just like baseball.

Along with throwing and batting, softball players also catch. In a softball game there is one catcher at a time. The catcher stands behind home plate and catches the ball thrown by the pitcher. All players wear a mitt though. It is always important to wear a mitt so you don’t hurt your hand while catching the ball.

The following photos were taken at the junior varsity softball game one April 24.

Muddy. Angela Friley cleans off her catcher gear at her game on April 24. Friley cleaned off her gear then went up to bat.

About the Contributor
Chastity Brunner, Reporter

Chastity Brunner is a student at Altoona Area Junior High School. Along with being in her school’s newspaper site, she is a captain for the AAJHS cheer squad, in vocal ensemble and is currently in honors classes. Twenty One Pilots is her favorite band. Her favorite sport is football, and her favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Chastity also has two dogs and one cat, and she loves to draw and take photos in her free time.

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