Please Help A Newbie

Please Help A Newbie

Post by oopoop » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00


I'am a newbie.  I am arranging a softball game this sunday that will be "coed" (for the lack of a better word) and I want it to be competitive.
First question:
I want to get a squishy softball to pitch to the men so that they can't hit it as far and a softball that travels far for the women.  What do you reccommend?
Second:
Everyone is going to be bringing bats.  What is the difference between hitting with a baseball allum. bat and a softball allum bat.  
Third:
Any general tips about playing, or how to setup the lineup?

Thank you for all the help.  I can tell by the posts that you all are "Experienced ans Serious" I hope I'm not wasting your time/

 
 
 

Please Help A Newbie

Post by Brian L. Deideric » Wed, 21 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I'am a newbie.  I am arranging a softball game this sunday that will
> be "coed" (for the lack of a better word) and I want it to be
> competitive.
> First question:
> I want to get a squishy softball to pitch to the men so that they
> can't hit it as far and a softball that travels far for the women.
> What do you reccommend?
> Second:
> Everyone is going to be bringing bats.  What is the difference between
> hitting with a baseball allum. bat and a softball allum bat.
> Third:
> Any general tips about playing, or how to setup the lineup?

> Thank you for all the help.  I can tell by the posts that you all are
> "Experienced ans Serious" I hope I'm not wasting your time/

You should be able to get a mush ball at a local sporting goods store.
As to the bats, the baseball bat provides more hitting surface and will
give the hitter a definite advantage.  SOftball bats are 2 and 1/4
inches in diameter.  Finally, to make things more even, I would suggest
if a team is going to field ten players, 4 of them must be women.  If 9
fielders, 3 must be women.  To encourage participation, stagger the
batting order.  No more than two men may bat in a row.  2 guys, one
girl, 2 guys, one girl, etc.

Hope this helps.  Have fun and be safe,
Brian