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.