Softball is a team game that was derived from Baseball itself with some key differences. The main two being the game is played with a larger ball and pitches are thrown underhand rather than the over-arm seen in baseball. Softball is also played on a smaller diamond too. Despite the game's name the standard softball is not soft, in fact the ball is harder.

A game is played by two teams of ten players, with each team taking turns to bat while the other fields. The batting team aims to score runs by hitting a tossed ball with a bat and attempting to complete a circuit of the diamond, touching bases at each corner. This can be done either in one complete circuit (home run) or by stopping at a base whilst a teammate hits the ball. The fielding teams aim is to get the opponent out by catching a hit ball or throwing the ball to the base before the batting player reaches it. Once the batting team has had three players out the two teams switch places.

In the UK, Softball actually has a much bigger participation than Baseball. The sport is overseen by the British Softball Federation but also has a number of more regional associations throughout the country. The Fedearation is also supported by BSUK (BaseballSoftballUK) who assist as a development agency for the sport. 

Louisville Slugger is a world famous brand and known around the world as offering the highest quality equipment; from bats to gloves. Their range is more suited to the advanced player but they also cater for beginners to the sport too

Baden offer a great range of balls for both baseball and softball. The range caters for the beginner with the Safety Soft Core range, the match player with the full leather balland also training with the exclusive and unique All Weather Ball.

The Bronx brand was developed in 2004 to cater for the more recreational market, offering great prices alongside good quality equipment. This brand is constantly developed over the years by RSG and recently launched the Bronx Fastball program in conjunction with BSUK.

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