Baseball uses a 9” circumference ball.  The younger Divisions of Softball uses an 11” ball with the older Divisions using a 12” ball.  In baseball, the pitcher throws overhand from an elevated mound, which is further away from the plate than in softball.  In softball, the pitcher throws underhand from a flat surface. The bases are further away in baseball than in softball.  The barrel of the bat in baseball is more conical where the barrel in a softball bat is cylindrical.  The baseball bat is typically shorter than the softball bat and it has less of a weight drop.  Baseball bats have a weight drop of -3 where a softball bat can have a weight drop from -8 to -11.

Our League does not allow boys to play softball.  Girls can play either baseball or softball.

Leave a Comment