Difference between baseball and softball pitching


#1

I know a girl at my school who’s on the varsity team and she’s pretty much the only girl who pitches. Every time I go watch them she pitches a whole game by herself and doesn’t seem fatigued at all. This surprised me, because in baseball a team can’t have one guy who does all the pitching for every time since it causes stress on their arm. Do softball pitchers get sore arms, torn rotator cuffs, or a elbow injury like Tommy John? This may seem like a stupid question but just curious.


#2

My understanding is that the underhand throws don’t cause stress that overhand causes. Don’t think there are limits in softball or that it’s known to cause injury.


#3

I do tend to see a lot of honkin’ sized knee braces on softball pitchers. I see HS softball games and pitchers seem to throw until they get shelled and rarely do they come out for pitch counts. I have not really analyzed it in depth…just general thoughts from basic observation really.