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Softball : What is it?

Softballs

Softballs are the balls used in softball. They measure 12 inches in diameter, which is the standard softball size for practice and competition. They are categorized according to their ball compression ratings. They have cork or polyurethane cores covered by durable leather. Most softballs are in bright yellow for maximum visibility in the field.  

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Types of Softballs

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Kinds of Softballs include the following:

Low compression softballs

  • Low compression softballs have .47 polycore centers.
  • They are covered by durable stitched synthetic leather.
  • They have a maximum ball compression rating of 375 pounds.
  • They are ideal for professional softball.
  • They are 12 inches in diameter.


Mid compression softballs

  • Mid compression softballs have .44 polycore centers.
  • Their cores are made of cork and polyurethane.
  • They are covered by durable stitched synthetic leather.
  • They have a ball compression rating of 375 to 530 pounds.
  • They are at least 11 inches in diameter.
  • They are ideal for practice and training.


High compression softballs

  • High compression softballs have a maximum ball compression rating of approximately 530 pounds.
  • Their cores are made of cork and polyurethane.
  • They are covered by durable stitched synthetic leather.
  • They are 12 inches in diameter.
  • They are ideal for professional games.


Cork-centered softballs

  • Cork-centered softballs have cork cores and durable rubber outer covers.
  • They are 12 inches in diameter.
  • They are ideal for practice and competition.

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Choosing Softballs (Buying tips)

Softball bat compatibility: Choose a softball that will not damage your softball bat. For use with a wood or aluminum softball bat, choose a low to medium compression softball. Also, reconsider using a composite softball bat for serious batting. Recent studies have shown that batting with a composite softball bat can be unsafe because it hits balls that can exceed the safety limits set for batted-ball velocities. Exceeding this limit can pose harm to both batter and pitcher.

Core materials:
Choose a softball with a combined cork and polyurethane core for durability. It can withstand thousands of practice, training, and playing hours.

NFHS stamp of approval:
For high school softball, choose a softball with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) seal. This stamp assures you that the softball follows the regulation size, compression, and color.

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