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What counts as a sacrifice fly in softball?
Definition. A sacrifice fly occurs when a batter hits a fly-ball out to the outfield or foul territory that allows a runner to score. The batter is given credit for an RBI.
What is illegal in slow pitch softball?
The ball is lobbed underarm and must have an arc which reaches at least six feet, but no more than twelve feet, from the ground. Anything else will be called an illegal pitch by the umpire and will count as a ball unless the batter swings at the pitch.
Can a foul ball be a sacrifice fly?
A sacrifice fly, abbreviated SF, is a fly ball out that scores a baserunner. While typically a long fly ball to the outfield, a sacrifice fly can be recorded on any fly ball, whether fair or foul.
What are the rules for slow pitch?
The rules are the same as regular softball rules except for:
- Each team can field 10 players maximum.
- At least 3 of each gender in field at all times, otherwise game is defaulted.
- Games will consist of 7 innings, or a 50 minute time limit (whichever comes first).
- The plate is extended.
What is infield fly rule in softball?
Rule 2.00 defines the Infield Fly as, “a fair fly ball (not including a line drive or a bunt) which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, when first and second, or first, second, and third bases are occupied before two are out.
Can a batter refuse a hit by pitch?
A batter is awarded a hit-by-pitch, even if the ball only touches a portion of his uniform or protection (helmet, shin guard, etc.). Per the rules, a batter must make an attempt to avoid being hit by a pitch in order to receive first base.
Can a sacrifice fly be scored in softball?
In baseball, a sacrifice fly can only be credited if the ball is hit to the outfield. In Fast Pitch softball, this is not a requirement. If the second baseman catches the ball one step from the outfield grass, and the runner tags up and beats the throw home, then that is a legal Fast Pitch sacrifice and is scored “SAC F4”.
How is a sacrifice slap hit defined in softball?
A “sacrifice slap hit” is defined in the note of Rule 11, Section 2.B.1.e, as “a fake bunt followed by a controlled swing and resulting in the runner (s) advancing, as in the case of a sacrifice bunt.” Unfortunately, the rule book has nothing else to say about a “controlled swing”, nor does a quick Google search turn up any wisdom.
When did slow pitch softball become a sport?
2008 was the inaugural year for AFA slow-pitch softball. Our rules committee feels they have developed the rules that will carry the game into the future. We feel we have designed this game of slow-pitch to be the best game it can be. Organizing the text in this book we have tried to place each rule under a logical heading.
When does a batter hit a sacrifice fly?
A sacrifice fly occurs when a batter hits a fly-ball out to the outfield or foul territory that allows a runner to score. The batter is given credit for an RBI.