The Association for the friends of African Baseball - handhitball basic rules
1. Set the Field
Set the field in V-style as shown right, and set the home plate, two bases, as shown below.
2. Make Two Teams
Now, make two teams. Each team needs 4 persons in principle. The team plays offense and defense in turn.
3. Hit the Ball
Pitcher throws the ball to the catcher, and the hitter tries to hit it into Fair Zone(FZ) with his fist, or with any bar-shaped tools. Pitcher tries to throw the ball where the hitter can easily hit. When the hitter fails to hit the ball into FZ, try again until he makes it. FZ is shown below.
4.Run and Get Safe
Hitters’ job is to get on base. When the hitter hits the ball into FZ, he must run to 1st base. To get on base safely ( it’s called SAFE), hitters have to reach 1st base before the ball is thrown to the defense player standing on the base. If the hitter gets on base safely, he becomes a runner.
5.Getting the hitter or runner out
When the ball was hit, the defense team tries to get OUT with the following cases,
1) Throw the ball to the defense player standing on the base, before the runner get to the base. (force out)
2) Tag the runner with the ball in hand, when the runner is off the base. (tag out)
3) Catch the ball directly, before it bounces on the ground. (fly out)
and when the defense team gets 3 OUTs, the roles of both teams, take by turn.
6.Score a lot and Be a Winner
When the runner passes the 1st base and 2nd base and cross the home plate without being OUT, the offense team scores a run. The team scored more runs, is the winner. Usually offense role and defense role take by turn as written on 5, for several times.
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