FASTBALL 45

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FASTBALL 45  is innovative and dynamic! An exciting new product with modifications to provide a higher paced and intense version of softball for both male and females.
 
The concept is designed to enhance the best parts of the game with higher frequency. To achieve this state of play traditional rules have been broken and radicalised to; increase the amount of ball in play, increase double plays, scoring opportunities and the points system itself.

The Fastball 45 2019 competition will be an Auckland based model with intentions to create a national product from next season on.

We are very fortunate to have the support of SKY SPORT who will broadcast all games over three weekends in November.

ELE STADIUM
7pm WOMEN | 8pm MEN
8-9, 15-16, 22-23 NOV, 2019  
ROSEDALE PARK,  ALBANY 
 
 

COMPETING TEAMS

MEN
  • AUCKLAND UNITED
  • AUCKLAND MARIST
  • HOWICK
  • PURE ATHLETIC RAMBLERS
WOMEN
  • HOLLYWOOD FISH FARM WAITAKERE BEARS
  • ACCENT INSURANCE HOWICK
  • ISA NEW ZEALAND OTAHUHU
  • PURE ATHLETIC RAMBLERS
 

NEWS & DOWNLOADS

FASTBALL 45 rules have been amended following the inaugural Auckland club series on SKY Sport.

Key amendments include a reduction to 3 innings and 3 outs per inning. 

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RULES OVERVIEW

  • 45 mins or 3 innings
  • 3 balls and 3 strikes
  • 3 outs per inning
  • Double play clears an inning
  • Runner(s) starting on base every inning
  • Double points for successful squeeze plays
  • Base runners able to lead off earlier
  • Offensive power plays
  • Yellow and red cards
  • 4 Umpires and 2 Scorers.
 
 
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FASTBALL 45 images on Flickr. Photos courtesy of Debbie Barker Sports Photography
 
 
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