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.
[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.
Originally Posted by azn4cy
On the bright side, if you get stung by jellyfish, and TruClone is around, you're golden... literally.
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