Offence and Defence
There’s no bunting or base-stealing in slowpitch softball, so people ask: “Where’s the strategy?” Well, it’s true that there is less strategy in slowpitch than in fastpitch, but that doesn’t mean there is none. In fastpitch, runs are extremely valuable commodities; in slowpitch, it’s outs that are worth their weight in gold, and good teams make sure this is reflected in their approach to game situations.
As we mentioned, in this game, anyone can hit the ball! But that doesn’t mean that slowpitch requires no real skill or athleticism to play successfully.
Defensive players on a slowpitch team are confronted by many more hard-hit balls than in a fastpitch or baseball game. How well can the defense cope with those hits, and with the larger number of baserunners that a slowpitch game inevitably produces?