Question by  melissahasty (40)

How big is the ball used in high school softball?

Is the ball used in high school softball different than regulation size for competitive or adult softball teams?


Answer by  Gunrunner (561)

The ball used in high school softball is 12 inches in diameter. There is no difference in size in the balls used in high school, college, or adult recreational softball. The balls may differ in compression factor and the size of their polycore, but they are the same size externally.

Reply by penrose (235):
NO WAY. 12 inches is one foot which is more like a basketball.  add a comment
Reply by DulceDeLeche (219):
12 inches might be correct but as a circumference, not a diameter.  add a comment

Answer by  metal (22)

The circumference of the ball used in high school softball is a regulation 12 inches and is larger than that used in the major league baseball.


Answer by  SriLanka (264)

the Diameter of a high school softball is about 3.8 inches.

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To SriLanka--Thank heavens someone knows the difference between diameter and circumference!  add a comment

Answer by  Jasonal98 (133)

The ball used in high school softball is 12 inches in diameter. This is exactly the same diameter that is used in all levels of competition.


Answer by  Karthikeyan (60)

The typical pitch speed in fastball softball is about sixty five miles per hour. That is at the collegiate or professional levels. At a high school level or lower the speed is about 50mph and lower.Most fastballs are actually only in the high 60's or low 70's.


Answer by  steven91 (22)

The ball that is used in high school is twelve inches. High school varies from competitive or adult teams, depending on the league. Some leagues use twelve inch softballs while some also use sixteen inch softballs.

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