SoftballSoftball is a sport discipline that arises from baseball. Its field of play is smaller, but the ball is bigger. Two teams of nine players compete against each other and the objective is to accumulate more runs than the opposing team at the end of 7 rounds (innings).
Teams also rotate between "offense" (batting) and "defense" (pitching and fielding); and they change positions when the "defense" team eliminates three batters or runners of the opposing team. The pitcher's throw is performed from the hip, towards the batter, who tries to hit it with the bat as far as possible; and thus run through all the bases until reaching HOME, scoring a run. At the #Santiago2023 Pan American Games, we will have the Fast-Pitch Female Softball, where the World Ranking made by the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) shows us that 6 countries in our continent are among the TOP 20 in the world. This will guarantee a highly technical competition at our sport festival.