# Often asked: How To Chalk A Softball Field?

## What is the width of the chalk line on a softball field?

Chalk lines are typically two-inches (5 cm) wide, but you could make the lines four inched (10 cm) wide if you wish.

## What is the fastest softball pitch ever?

The fastest recorded softball pitch is 77 mph (123.9 km/h), achieved by Monica Abbott (USA) on 16 June 2012 in a National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) game for the Chicago Bandits against the Carolina Diamonds in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA.

## How big is a slow pitch softball field?

Distance from the back tip of the home plate to the front of the pitching rubber is 46′ Recommended distance from home plate to out field for female or male fast pitch softball is 185′ – 235′, female slow pitch 250′-275′, male slow pitch 275′- 300′.

## How big is a batter’s box in softball?

The batter’s boxes, one on each side of home plate, shall measure 3 feet by 7 feet, including the lines. The outer edge of the lines of the batter’s box shall be 6 inches from home plate.

## What is a foul in softball?

Fouls are called when the ball hits the ground or is caught outside of the foul lines. They can also occur when a pitched ball hits a batter.

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## What do they use to make the white lines on a baseball field?

Baseball Line Chalk This field chalk is made of ground limestone, which is high in the calcium carbonate that gives it its white color. It complies with NCAA rules for athletic marking powders and can be used on baseball, softball, football, soccer or any other athletic field.

## How do you mark a foul line on a baseball field?

Place the stake into the back corner of home plate, right at the point (not the front or middle corners), and then stretch it all the way to the foul pole in the outfield. If your string is not line enough you can do it in two parts, first from home plate to the base, then from the base to the foul pole.

## What is a foul line in baseball?

The foul line in baseball is the two lines that extend from home plate, through first base and third base, to the foul poles. If a baseball is hit into foul territory, beyond these lines, it is a foul ball.