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  1. High School Softball Strike Zone • All definitions are from the NFHS Rule Book • The “Slot” is the recommended position • Every pitch has a verbal call, • EXCEPTIONS: • a swinging strike • an obvious foul ball

  2. Batter’s Responsibility High School Softball Strike Zone • The batter has 10 seconds to take her position in the batter’s box after the ball has been returned to the pitcher to prepare for the next pitch. (7-3-1) • Penalty is a strike called on the batter. (7-3-1 penalty) 20 second clock starts

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  15. Pitcher’s Responsibility High School Softball Strike Zone • After the ball has been returned to the pitcher to prepare for the next pitch, she has 20 seconds to release the pitch. (6-2-3) • Penalty is a ball called on the batter. (6-2-3 penalty)

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  38. Softball Batter’s Box1-1-4 3’ 4’ 3’ Batter's Box 3 feet x 7 feet 10’ Catcher’s Box 10 feet x 8 feet 5 inches 8’ 5” High School Softball Strike Zone

  39. 17” Black Edging is 1” 8 ” 8 ” 12” Plate Dimensions 1-2-2 High School Softball Strike Zone The plate is 17” long, with ½ being at a 45° angle The back of the plate is where the foul line connect

  40. The Book Strike Zone 2-56-4 Arm Pits Top of knees High School Softball Strike Zone STRIKE ZONE The strike zone is the space over home plate which is between the batter’s forward armpit and the top of the knees when the batter assumes a natural batting stance. Any part of the ball passing through the strike zone in flight shall be constituted a strike. The umpire shall determine the batter’s strike zone according to the batter’s usual stance when swinging at a pitch. Book Strike Zone 25 inches wide • The effective width of the strike zone is 25 inches • Diameter of the ball is approximately 4 inches • Width of home plate is 17 inches

  41. High School Softball Strike Zone The “Game” Strike Zone 2-56-4 STRIKE ZONE The strike zone is the space over home plate which is between the batter’s forward armpit and the top of the knees when the batter assumes a natural batting stance. Any part of the ball passing through the strike zone in flight shall be constituted a strike. The umpire shall determine the batter’s strike zone according to the batter’s usual stance when swinging at a pitch. To have an effective zone, call strikes when the ball passes through the light green area 25 inches wide

  42. High School Softball Strike Zone The “Game” Strike Zone 2-56-4 STRIKE ZONE assumes a natural batting stance When the batter swings .. she moves but the strike zone stays the same. The strike zone DOES NOT change as the batter moves!