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.