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Softball might sound easy but it needs practice and patience to learn.

Softball is a modified version of baseball, here the ball is comparatively softer but bigger than baseball. The game is played in nine innings and the style of pitching is underarm pitch.

Softball is quite a competitive game and increases strength. Often middle school and high school kids play softball on weekends and it is seen their families are also involved in the game. There are many famous softball players, like Lisa Farnandez, Jennie Fincher, Mike Cadrea and many others. There are several inspirational quotes from the popular players and they have been expressing their love for the age through those quotes. It was a common notion that boys play baseball and girls play softball, but now the game is played by everyone. Here are some of the best softball quotes and sayings that might inspire you to join the game if you haven't played already. You could also take a look at softball pitchers quotes and quotes about softball.

If you like this article on softball quotes, you might check out [inspirational baseball quotes] and soccer quotes.

Inspirational Softball Quotes

Famous softball players have tried to inspire the budding players through several quotes and these quotes are applicable for any kind of sport that you wish to join. Below are some inspirational quotes on softball.

1. "When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick."

- Sue Enquist.

2. "It’s a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defense."

- Mike Candrea.

3. "We’re prepared, and we’ve done everything we can to prepare for this moment in time. That’s what confidence is all about."

- Lisa Fernandez.

4. "I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger."

- Lisa Fernandez.

5. "Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That’s why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It’s a natural movement in softball. In baseball it’s not a natural movement."

– Jamie Moyer

6. "Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off, the right pitch will come and when it does be prepared to run the bases."

- Sara Ann Nielsen

7. "Softball: It’s in my DNA."

- Mike O’Halloran.

8. "Hit the ball, head right, take three lefts and you’re home."

- Mike O’Halloran.

9. "If it’s a ball we take it, if it’s a strike we rake it, and if it’s a play we make it!"

- Mike O’Halloran.

10. "You never forget when you fell in love with the game."

- Mike O’Halloran

11. "You play the way you practice."

- Mike O’Halloran.

12. "Let your bat doing the talking."

- Mike O’Halloran.

13. "We play this game with emotion and love. Coach always says ‘Emotionally, physically, mentally come to the field prepared’, because if you don’t bring that to the field, you’re going to get beat."

– Laura Berg.

14. "When I step into batter’s box, the fans, the noise, the cheers, they all disappear. For that moment, the world is just a battle between me and the pitcher. And more than anything, I want to win."

– Mary W.

15. "It’s a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defense. "

–Mike Candrea.

16. "There is a way to play this game physically, but it’s the mental part that’s going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze."

– Lisa Fernandez.

17. "What I love about the game is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win."

– Sue Enquist.

18. "The softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season."

– Yvette Girouard.

19. "I am who I am. I’m going to be who I am. And I’m going to give my all to the game in the way that I do it."

– Lonni Alameda.

20. "I played softball. I was on an all-star team. I traveled with the team. I loved it."

– Elizabeth Banks.

21. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.”

– Vince Lombardi.

22. "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."

– Joe Paterno.

23. "Discipline helps you finish a job, and finishing is what separates excellent work from average work."

– Pat Summitt.

24. "When the source is a story. That’s a softball question."

– Michael Wolff.

25. "It doesn’t sparkle, but I guard this diamond with my life."

– Yvette Girouard.

26. "You can make yourself miserable or you can make yourself strong. The amount of work is the same."

- Andrea Duran.

27. "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. "

- Colin Powell.

28. "What you put into it is what you get out of it."

- Keilani Ricketts

29. "Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits."

- Stewart Emery

30. "If I'm not leading by example, then I'm not doing the right thing. And I want to always do the right thing."

- Pat Summitt

31. "Anyone can quit, but it takes a strong, committed person not to quit when times are tough."

- Pat Summitt

Jennie Finch Quotes

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Jennie Fincher is a well known name in the circuit of softball and she has always encouraged girls and boys to join the game and do their best. Here's a list of inspiring quotes by Jennie.

32. "When I lose, I take it very personally."

- Jennie Finch.

33. "It’s so empowering to see yourself as a machine."

- Jennie Finch.

34. "I’ve faced more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me."

- Jennie Finch.

35. "When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed."

- Jennie Finch.

36. "And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you’re willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first, you have to believe in yourself.'"

- Jennie Finch.

37. "To some Softball is a game; to others it’s life.”

– Jennie Finch.

38. “Don’t underestimate yourself. You are more capable than you think. Keep working. Don’t give up.”

– Jennie Finch.

39. “Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine!”

– Jennie Finch.

40. "Softball has given me so much in life. It’s taught me the kind of person I want to be, and given me a sweet sisterhood."

- Jennie Finch.

41. "I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time."

- Jennie Finch.

42. "Never limit yourself, never be satisfied, and smile -- it's free!"

- Jennie Finch.

43. "Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position."

- Jennie Finch.

44. "Although it is disappointing that softball was not reinstated into the Olympics, we are going to continue to keep growing the sport."

- Jennie Finch.

45. "Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball."

- Jennie Finch.

46. "And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you're willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself'."

- Jennie Finch.

47. "A macho attitude is totally to my advantage. Guys try to hit it 400 feet out of the park, but in softball you have to use a short, quick swing. Big, huge swings equal big, huge strikeouts."

- Jennie Finch.

48. "I could have never dreamed what an amazing ride this has been."

- Jennie Finch.

49. "I loved being on the field playing and teaching softball. I didn't like the fact that a camp had my name on it and I didn't know the logistics of what was going on. I wanted to make sure I was involved in a camp that did things right."

- Jennie Finch.

Funny Softball Mom Quotes And Sayings

The young softball players are often accompanied by their mothers to the field. and mothers get involved in the game for keeping the children motivated. These softball mom quotes and sayings can even be used as motivational cards, even though we do not know their origin, if you know let us know!

50. "Did you check your bag?"

- Unknown.*

51. "You got your glove? Your bat? Your glove? Face mask? Eye black?"

- Unknown.*

52. "Down and ready girls. Down and ready."

- Unknown.*

53. "Somebody help her get her catching gear on."

- Unknown.*

54. "We should have caught that."

- Unknown.*

55. "Home home home home home go home."

- Unknown.*

56. "I need a new chair."

- Unknown.*

57. "Do I need to come in that dugout?"

- Unknown.*

58. "Load up. Load up."

- Unknown.*

59. "Catch the ball."

- Unknown.*

Best Softball Quotes

Softball is a great game for everyone to watch and play and not only famous players but other social figures have also talked about softball. Here's a list of quotes on softball by different famous people.

60. "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

– Babe Ruth.

61. "Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory."

– Arthur Ashe.

62. "Softball, it’s more than just a game!”

– Coach Dave.

56. "It’s always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There’s never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going.”

– Cat Osterman.

63. "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

– Giselle C.

64. "Dream big and work hard. Play with passion and the sky is the limit. Fastpitch rocks!”

– Jennie Catcher.

65. "I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger.”

– Lisa Fernandez.

66. “Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off, the right pitch will come and when it does be prepared to run the bases.”

– Sara Ann Nielsen.

67. “The values learned on the playing field – how to set goals, endure, take criticism and risks, become team players, use our beliefs, stay healthy, and deal with stress – prepare us for life.”

– Donna de Verona.

68. “This game is a game of inches. Sometimes they are going to go our way, and sometimes they aren’t.”

– Ashley Hansen.

69. “Go hard every play. You don’t want to leave anything behind and regret it years down the road that you didn’t give it all when you could have.”

– Ashley DeBuhr.

70. "Anything worthy of your passion should be worthy of your preparation.”

– Sue Enquist.

71. “Take it one pitch at a time. Take it one day at at time.”

– Amanda Scarborough.

72. “There is a way to play this game physically, but it’s the mental part that’s going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze.”

– Lisa Fernadez.

73. “When someone you have a lot of respect for believes in you, it helps you believe in yourself.”

– Cat Osterman.

74. “If you look back at yesterday and think it was a big deal, then you haven’t done anything today.”

Cat Osterman.

75. “I didn’t fall out of bed and become an Olympic champion. I worked hard, I was dedicated, and I really worked to perfect all aspects of my game.”

- Michele Smith.

76. “I’m not exceptionally fast or overly powerful._ But I have a good work ethic, and I make up for it by using technique and trying to be smarter.”

– Dot Richardson.

77. “I am now, and will always be me. But when it comes time to step out onto that field, me gets a little more dedicated, a little more serious, and nobody stands in my way.”

– Caitlin Sumpter.

78. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”

– Amanda Scarborough.

79. "A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.”

– Dot Richardson.

80. "If I could make millions of dollars being a softball player, I would quit acting in a second."

- Danny Masterson.

81. "Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That's why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It's a natural movement in softball. In baseball it's not a natural movement."

- Jamie Moyer.

82. "In softball, the softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season."

- Yvette Girouard.

83. "When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys."

- Catherine Bell.

84. "One pitch can be the difference between a win and a loss, an error could be the difference."

- Lisa Fernandez.

85. "If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"

- Vince Lombardi.

86. "Softball is an easy sport to fall in love because our game is fast paced and action packed."

- Yvette Girouard.

87. "The game's got to be played on the field, and that's the one day that's got to be the most important day."

- Lisa Fernandez.

88. "Put your ego aside and play as a team."

- Sonny Bono.

89. "Softball is the reason Washing Machines and Bleach are so popular. Don't think so? Just ask a softball Mom."

- Mary Roach.

Amazing Softball Quotes And Sayings

There are many phrases and quotes that go around among the softball players but not always do we get to know who said it. Here's a list of quotes and sayings about softball, we don't know where they originated, but if you do let us know!

90. "Softball is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes."

- Unknown.*

91. “Softball: Where good girls steal.”

- Unknown.*

92. “Softball is not for softies.”

- Unknown.*

93. “Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal, suck it up princess. This is softball.”

- Unknown.*

94. "When the game is over leave it on the field.”

- Unknown.*

95. “If you don’t play fast-pitch, don’t say you play softball.”

- Unknown.*

96. “Play every softball game like it is your last!”

- Unknown.*

97. “Softball is life with the volume turned up, how loud is your game, crank it up!”

- Unknown.*

98. “Play for the name on the front of your jersey, not the name on the back.”

- Unknown.*

99. “Softball goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance.”

- Unknown.*

100. “Play the game you love, and love the game you play!”

- Unknown.*

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for softball quotes then why not take a look at NBA quotes, or [funny football quotes]

*Do let us know where these quotes originated? Please email us to let us know at [email protected] .

Written By
Srija Chanda

<p>An aspiring media professional, Srija is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, after completing her degree in journalism. With experience in PR and social media, she has also honed her leadership skills through her participation in a youth parliament. Srija's interests include devouring books, watching movies, and exploring new places through travel.</p>

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