The umpire’s strike zone, the only zone that matters

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Notice where the blue softballs are in relation to the white strike zone? That’s where pitchers need to have the command to be able to throw to and that’s also ideally where all umpires need to be consistent and call strikes at to be fair.

What’s the official strike zone for Fastpitch softball?

Forget the pitch-caller’s strike zone, the hitter’s strike zone, and even the pitcher’s strike zone. There’s only one strike zone that really matters and you should recognize and learn it very early. Which zone is it? Continue reading “The umpire’s strike zone, the only zone that matters”

Danielle O’Toole, nothing short of amazing for USA

Danielle O'Toole, softball pitcher for USA

O’Toole pitches 1-hitter against Japan

O’Toole’s performance against Japan – the number one team ranked in the world at the time – was nothing short of amazing! The result on 7/7/17 on ESPN2 was USA 5, Japan 0. Just to put this into perspective in case you didn’t see the game Continue reading “Danielle O’Toole, nothing short of amazing for USA”