A softball rover, usually just referred to as a rover, or sometimes a shortfielder, is a position that is located in the middle of the outfield, between the center fielder and second base. This is in non-competitive softball, because the pitcher is on the same team as the batter. This allows the fielding team to still field nine players, witch would make the game fair because the batting team like in baseball has nine batters.
Softball bats may not be more than 34 in (86.4 cm) long nor more than 38 oz (1077.3 g) and must meet specific performance standards.
The bases are 60 ft (18.3 m) apart in fast-pitch and modified-pitch softball, 65 ft (19.8 m) in slow-pitch, and 70 to 90 ft (21.3 to 27.4 m) in men’s majors competition.
In slow-pitch the ball is released at a moderate speed and delivered with perceptible arc, reaching a height of at least 6 ft (1.8 m) from the ground while not exceeding a maximum height of 12 ft (3.7 m) from the ground (10 ft, or 3.1 m, in some leagues).
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