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    Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    Hey guys. I'm playing co-ed softball again this summer but the league is having some problems this time around. The guys hit 12'' 350-lb compression and the girls hit 11''. There are some tennis courts that are located right behind our outfield fence. We are getting complaints of too many softballs being hit into the tennis courts, so we are going to have to change from 12/11 inch to 14/12 inch, but there are many people that are unhappy with the change. We obviously can't move the softball field or the tennis courts. We were told that a huge "green monster" like net is too expensive. Does anyone know of some extremely low compression softballs that we could use? Any links? Or does anyone have an alternative softball that doesn't fly as far? The teams wish to keep playing with the traditional 12'' and 11'' balls but we are having trouble finding an alternate type of softball. Any help would be great. Thanks.



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    Re: Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    I hear the low-compression ball trees are not bearing much fruit this year. Good luck.



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    Re: Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I hear the low-compression ball trees are not bearing much fruit this year. Good luck.
    I heard you could just use big baseballs instead...


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    Re: Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    I hear that the price of softballs has gone up considerably since last year.



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    Re: Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    I hear that train a comin'!


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    Re: Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    We have reached peak softball production. The softball wells are going to dry up soon



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    Re: Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    Drink more beer during the games, get a little more drunk, you can't see the ball as clear and therefore don't hit it as far.


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    Re: Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    Drink more beer during the games, get a little more drunk, you can't see the ball as clear and therefore don't hit it as far.
    damn, alcohol really does solve everything, who knew.



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    Re: Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    Email JP


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    Re: Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    Think outside the box. Don't change the ball, change the bat.



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    Re: Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    [QUOTE=VeloClone;2806829]Think outside the box. Don't change the ball, change the bat.

    Exactly, use wood bats or regular aluminum bats. I will bet that very few, if any, reach the tennis courts. The bats that are used today have turned lots of guys into home run hitters. Go back to bats they used 20 years ago and 90% would not be hitting home runs.



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    Re:Slowpitch Softball - types of softballs

    Ballivia had a bad growing season this year... So sad



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