Softball Terms

Below is a list of softball terms with a general description based on terms commonly asked about within our league. To clarify these terms, please check with your coach (or umpire or other ASA representative) as appropriate.


Term &nbsp Description
ASA Amateur Softball Association EDGFSA East Dekalb Girls Fastpitch Softball Association

Rules of Play

Term &nbsp Description
dropped third strike rule rule of play applied where batter swings and misses the ball (as a third strike) and catcher fails to catch the ball
infield fly rule rule of play applied where runners are at least on 1st and 2nd bases and a fair fly ball (not line drive/bunt) is hit which can be caught by an infielder (including catcher/pitcher)

updated as of 4/2005