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Softball Unit Test:

Name____________________________ Class Period__________

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1. There are ____ innings in one game of softball. 2. A __________ ball is called when a ground ball lands outside the baseline without being touched. 3. Hitting a fly ball that results in the batter being put out -- in order to allow the runner on third base to tag up and score -- is called a ________________________. 4. A _______-________ occurs when a runner must wait at the base until the fly ball is caught before attempting to make it to the next base. 5. The player who is next to bat is call the _____ __________ hitter. 6. An infield fly occurs where there are less than ____ outs with runners on ________ and ____________ or _____________, ______________, and _______________. True/False. Circle T for True or F for False. T F 1. Stealing a base is legal in slow-pitch softball. T F 2. A strike is not called when the batter hits a foul ball. T F 3. The ball starts by the ear when performing a correct throwing motion. T F 4. The strike zone is the area the ball travels as it leaves the pitchers hand. T F 5. A count of 3 balls and 2 strikes is called a full count. T F 6. First and second base are the only bases that can be overrun without being tagged out. T F 7. It is important to keep the body fairly straight and erect when fielding a ground ball. T F 8. A ball is considered fair if it first touches a base before going into foul territory . T F 9. The person who plays third base is in position number 6. T F 10. Player position number 8 is the center fielder. T F 11. A base runner playing slow-pitch can lead off the base as the pitch is released.

Softball Test (+19 Points) Name______________________________ Class Period_______


_____ 1. The fielders glove fingers should point down when the player catches a ball a. at the waist b. below the waist c. above the waist d. b and c _____ 2. The bases that may be overrun without the runner being tagged out are a. first & second b. first & third c. first & home d. second & third ____ 3. Which of the following is a full count? a. 3 balls/2 strikes b. 4 balls/ 3 strikes c. 2 balls/ 2 strikes d. 3 balls/ 3 strikes ____ 4. What is the correct term used to describe an area over the plate between a batters shoulders and knee? a. fair ball b. strike zone c. illegal pitch d. batters box ____ 5. The player in line to follow the person who is batting next is called the __________ batter. a. on-deck b. second c. clean-up d. next ____ 6. What is the defensive play called when two outs are made from a batted ball? a. force out b. two outs c. double play d. end of inning ____ 7. How many innings are there in a game of softball? a. 6 b. 7 c. 8 d. 9 ____ 8. Which of the following game strategies is legal in slow-pitch softball? a. stealing a base b. bunting for a hit c. no-arch pitch d. tagging up ____ 9. When throwing a softball, the following through motion of the arm should end up a. at the throwing shoulder b. at the opposite shoulder c. near the opposite thigh d. pointing at the target

____ 10. Which of the following technique is correct when fielding a ground ball? a. the backside is kept low b. the glove should be held close to the chest c. the glove-side foot leads d. the head is held high _____ 11. When throwing a softball, all of the following are true EXCEPT a. step with the opposite foot first b. make a T with the glove and ball c. the ball starts by the ear d. release the ball in front of the body ____ 12. All of the following skills are important to perform when hitting a softball EXCEPT? a. keep the elbow up and back b. make the bat go out and around c. pivot on the back foot d. keep the chin up and eyes forward True/False. Circle T for True or F for False for each statement. T F 13. A base runner may lead-off the base in slow-pitch softball. T F 14. A foul ball is not considered a strike. T F 15. A base runner may run at any time. T F 16. It is always a force out on first base. T F 17. A sacrifice usually results in the batter being put out. T F 18. A base runner running to second is called out when he/she is hit by a batted ball that has been missed by the second-base person. T F 19. When tagging up and advancing on a caught fly ball, the runner leaves the base when the fielder catches the ball.