|Governing Body:||World Baseball Softball Confederation(WBSC)|
The game of softball consists of seven innings and every inning includes three outs for each team. During an inning, each team takes a turn in the field and a turn at bat.
The aim of the defensive team is to get three batters out which can be achieved in a no. of ways: if three strikes of a batter are called (strikeout), the ball hit by the batter is caught by a fielder before it hits the ground (flyout), a runner who is not standing on a base is tagged by a fielder holding the ball or a fielder with the ball touches the base to which a runner is forced to go before he gets there.
A batter has three attempts to hit the ball pitched into the strike zone above home plate. If a batter/hitter swung at the ball but missed it, he/she is charged with a strike. A strike is also called if the batter does not swing at a ball pitched into the strike zone or hits the ball into foul territory.
A run is scored in softball when a player has touched all the bases in counterclockwise order (running from home plate to first base then second and so on) and it need not to be touched on the same play.
Some of the pitching rules are:-
The main batting rules are:-
Some of the base running rules are:-
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