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Who is the fastest pitcher in softball?

Last Updated: 22nd April, 2021

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Regarding this, who is the fastest female softball pitcher?

Monica Abbott

Beside above, who is the fastest female pitcher? The fastest baseball pitch by a female is 69 mph (111.05 km/h) and was achieved by Lauren Boden (USA), on the set of 'Officially Amazing' in Claremont, California, USA, on 20 September 2013.

Herein, what is the average speed of a softball pitcher?

Average softball pitching speed by age

Age Average Pitching Speeds High-end Averages
16 51 – 55 MPH 56 – 62 MPH
17 52 – 56 MPH 57 – 65 MPH
18 55 – 59 MPH 60 – 68 MPH
College+ 58 – 65 MPH 66 – 74 MPH

How fast is a 70 mph softball pitch?

Because of the distance gap, a softball can reach home plate faster than a baseball. Depending on the pitchers and type of pitch thrown, the speed of a 70-mph softball fastball could have the same outcome as a low 90-mph baseball fastball because of how the ball catches speed from each distance.

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