Both baseball and softball use a round ball, a bat and a glove. Both sports involve a pitcher throwing the ball to a batter with the hopes of getting him or her out. Both sports play for a certain number of innings and both sports require three outs to end the inning.
So, what’s the difference between the two?
Obviously, there are major variations between softball and baseball and the two should not be referred to as the same sport, but often enough they are — and that isn’t right. Baseball and softball may have the same concept, but there are huge variations in how the games are played. I have personal experience with this because I play on a competitive level softball team, and I see the differences in the two games.