fast-pitch

noun

: softball which is played with 9 or 10 players on each side and in which pitches are thrown with speed and base stealing is allowed compare slow-pitch

Examples of fast-pitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similar overuse injuries are also observed in fast-pitch softball. Stuart Wallace, STAT, 26 June 2023 Lake Mary was fielding a slow-pitch softball team when Fisher arrived in 1990 and led the school’s transition to fast-pitch. J.c. Carnahan, Orlando Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2023 McFerren also won a state title in 1991 as Oak Ridge’s head coach for fast-pitch softball. Nate Marrero, Orlando Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2023 Funk began his softball coaching career with Churchville Lightning, a fast-pitch program Favazza started in 2001. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 30 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fast-pitch was in 1939

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“Fast-pitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fast-pitch. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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