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Discussion: Pitching

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Feb. 28, 2005
kookieman
43 posts
Pitching
I've been playing sswc for three year's and the the rule's say 6ft. to 12ft. The blue's have what they see as 5ft. to 10ft. I also play open and senior leagues and I get 6 to 12ft. some time a little more. We are following ASA rules. It also give the pitcher time to play the middle. Just my 2 cents.
March 1, 2005
stig 52
Men's 50
46 posts
Most umpires don't have a clue how high 12 feet is. I umpire a lot and when someone told me I didn't know how high 12 feet was I decided to check it out. I went to a gym and got on the side of the basket and stoof 25 feet from the rim. I tried to pitch softballs over the rim and I was surprised to see how high 10 feet was much less 12 feet. In open ball there are very few pitchers who use the high pitch. It's used by mainly the old school players in senior ball.
March 1, 2005
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
I have pitched in the SSWC the last 2 years. I think it depends on what umpire you have and what other organization that he umpires in. If he umpires in ISA which is big in Fla. that might be why you see the flat strike zone and the 12 ft he is a ASA umpire in some of his games.
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