May 22, 2007 11:01am CST
I don't know much about softball but our church has a softball team and sometimes I go watch them play. I understand most of the game but I don't understand why they have different balls for the male and female players. One ball is bigger than the other. Is its use based on the gender of the pitcher or the batter. And what is the rationale behind that? Can someone fill me in?
• United States
22 May 07
Yes. but normally women only play womens's teams and men only play mens teams. But then there are coed tournaments where you have men and women on the same team. In this case when a female batter comes up they get to hit the big ball and the male batter hits the small ball.