Coach John Wooden once said that sports don’t build character they expose it.
With that in mind let’s talk about pitching and the difference between being the number one, two, and three pitcher on a softball team.
In baseball, a team will rotate up to four-or-five pitchers during the season not including the relievers and closers. The softball pitching rotation, however, is nothing like this.
Though a team can have several great players only one is chosen as the number one pitcher.
The number one pitcher gets around 90 percent of all the pitching duties. That doesn’t leave much work for the number two or three pitchers, but teams still carry several pitchers (in case of an injury, or if a player leaves the team).
So here are the five things it takes to be the number one pitcher on a team: Continue Reading…