A previous blog, “Softball Steps Back” (Sept. 1, 2009), reported that the national softball playing rules will move the pitching rubber from 40 to 43 feet from home plate for varsity competition after Jan. 1, 2011.
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The national rules committee for high school softball is moving pitchers a few steps further from home plate. Effective for school year 2010-11, the pitching rubber must be 43 feet from home – three feet further.
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