220 Softball Quotes To Inspire The Team In The Game

Looking for quotes about softball? We have rounded up the bet collection of softball quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, wallpapers, status messages, slogans, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to play the game with a positive spirit.

Check out these motivational softball game quotes for fans, players, coaches, and parents. You may use these encouraging slogans on your tees or jerseys to support and cheer your team.

These softball quotes and sayings are by famous players like Jennie Finch, to six time all-star pitcher Cat Osterman.

Also See: Inspirational Coach Quotes

These cool and uplifting quotes will instill hard work, mental toughness, hitting and pitching and overall inspiration for the team to keep their spirits high!

We have divided these meaningful and uplifting quotes in these sections;

  • Inspirational Softball Quotes
  • Softball Quotes About Team Building
  • Softball Quotes About Pitching
  • Softball Quotes About Hitting
  • Funny Softball Mom Quotes
  • Softball Quotes & Captions For Instagram

Inspirational Softball Quotes

  1. “Softball is not for softies.”

  2. “Softball: Where good girls steal.”

  3. “There’s nothing soft about my Balls.”

  4. “Passion is a prerequisite to winning.”

  5. “If it were easy, they’d call it baseball.”                                                                                           

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    inspirational softball quotes

  6. “Softball is life, the rest is just details.”

  7. “Talent is nothing without dedication.”

  8. “Play the ball; don’t let the ball play you.”

  9. “Softball girls aren’t afraid of a little dirt.”                                                                                 

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    softball quotes short

  10. “Softball: My sport… My game… My life…”

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

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    softball motivational quotes

  12. “When the game is over leave it on the field.”

  13. “Let the hitting, pitching and fielding begin!”

  14. “When life throws you a curve ball, SWING!”

  15. “Behind every great pitcher is a great catcher.”

  16. “Softball: It’s in my DNA.” – Mike O’Halloran

  17. “Softball: where I found the best friends ever.”

  18. “To play it takes talent, but to win it takes desire!”

  19. “Never give up the last swing could win the game.”                                                                 

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    Softball Quotes

  20. “Softball is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes.”

  21. “You think you’re going to steal on me. That’s cute.”

  22. “Let your bat doing the talking.” – Mike O’Halloran

  23. “You play the way you practice.” – Mike O’Halloran

  24. “Softball, it’s more than just a game!” – Coach Dave

  25. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”

  26. “Forget the glass slippers, this princess wears cleats.”

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

  28. “Everyday is a good day when you’re playing softball.”                                                           

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    softball team quotes

  29. “When I lose, I take it very personally.” – Jennie Finch

  30. “A great coach is hard to find, but impossible to forget.”

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

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    Softball Quotes Images

  32. “The game begins the moment you forget you’re playing.”

  33. “Softball: Blood, sweat, and tears, and you still want more.”                                                         

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    Softball Captions

  34. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Giselle C

  35. “To some Softball is a game; to others it’s life.” – Jennie Finch

  36. “Strawberry’s always hurt less when the umpire calls you safe.”

  37. “In softball, as in life, all the important things happen at home!”

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

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    encouraging softball quotes

  39. “Don’t let the name of softball fool you, be ready to play hardball.”

  40. “Softball gives girls a chance to show the boys how it’s really done.”

  41. “In softball, it’s not how good you are, but how good you want to be.”

  42. “Don’t play for the trophy or the fame. Play for the love of the game.”

  43. “Softball: There’s nothing “Soft” about it, it just leaves a bigger bruise.”

  44. “When we’d play softball, I’d steal second base, feel guilty and go back.”

  45. “You may swing and miss, but the love of the game shall stay the same.”

  46. “When the source is a story. That’s a softball question.” – Michael Wolff

  47. “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” – Vince Lombardi

  48. “There is no glory in practice but without practice there can be no glory.”

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

  50. “You never forget when you fell in love with the game.” – Mike O’Halloran

  51. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” – Joe Paterno

  52. “The relationship that no one can explain between the pitcher and catcher.”

  53. “Boom Crack. The sound of my bat, the ball goes on and on and on and on.”

  54. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”

  55. “Growing up, I played softball and I was a cheerleader.” – Carrie Underwood

  56. “It doesn’t sparkle, but I guard this diamond with my life.” – Yvette Girouard

  57. “Never limit yourself, never be satisfied, and smile — it’s free!” – Jennie Finch

  58. “Hit the ball, head right, take three lefts and you’re home.” – Mike O’Halloran

  59. “Playing fast pitch softball against me is as close to death as you’re gonna get.”

  60. “If you face a worthy opponent acknowledge their skills and show them yours.”

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

  62. “Take it one pitch at a time. Take it one day at at time.” – Amanda Scarborough

  63. “Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits.” – Stewart Emery

  64. “A winner is that person who gets up one more time then he was knocked down.”

  65. “Once I step on that field all my stress, family problems and heartache go away…”

  66. “I could have never dreamed what an amazing ride this has been.” – Jennie Finch

  67. “Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams.” – Allison

  68. “Remember… You’ve got what it takes so be willing to give it everything you’ve got.”

  69. “I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger.” – Lisa Fernandez

  70. “Talent may get you on the field, but it’s effort and attitude that will keep you there.”

  71. “Don’t beat yourself up over a mistake: Recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.”

  72. “A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.” – Dot Richardson

  73. “The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.”

  74. “Anything worthy of your passion should be worthy of your preparation.” – Sue Enquist

  75. “You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it’s worth it if you score a spectacular goal.”

  76. “Let your faith shine on and off the field. People are watching; this is your mission field.”

  77. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi

  78. “Softball is from the top of the heart every game you play its played by love in your heart.”

  79. “A boy once told me that I play like a girl. I told him if he tried a little harder, he could too.”

  80. “Passion creates work ethic. Work ethic creates possibilities. Possibilities create happiness.”

  81. “If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out.”

  82. “I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.” – Jennie Finch

  83. “What success is can’t be defined by what other people can do. It’s your success. You define it.”

  84. “You’re going to be praised and you’re going to be criticized. Ignore both. Neither one matters.”

  85. “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

  86. “It’s supposed to be hard, if it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”

  87. “I played softball for a few years growing up. Both my brothers played baseball.” – Maggie Lawson

  88. “I played softball. I was on an all-star team. I traveled with the team. I loved it.” – Elizabeth Banks

  89. “What I love about the game is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win.” – Sue Enquist

  90. “If I had a boyfriend and he told me to choose between him and softball, he sure is gonna miss me.”

  91. “Be ready for that curve ball, because you have no idea where it’s going. Not even the pitcher knows.”

  92. “I grew up on the softball field. Every day I would take my glove and my bat with me.” – Yoenis Cespedes

  93. “You only get so much time to play the game. Play it right the first time. You don’t get a second try at life.”

  94. “Trade weakness for power, trade doubt for confidence, trade fear for courage. Trade softball for nothing.”

  95. “The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose.”

  96. “I’ve faced more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me.” – Jennie Finch

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

  98. “Anyone can quit, but it takes a strong, committed person not to quit when times are tough.” – Pat Summitt

  99. “Life was throwing curve balls at me left and right. But then God gave me bat and showed me how to swing.”

  100. “Softball is an easy sport to fall in love because our game is fast paced and action packed.” – Yvette Girouard

  101. “When someone you have a lot of respect for believes in you, it helps you believe in yourself.” – Cat Osterman

  102. “One pitch can be the difference between a win and a loss, an error could be the difference.” – Lisa Fernandez

  103. “If I could make millions of dollars being a softball player, I would quit acting in a second.” – Danny Masterson

  104. “Don’t underestimate yourself. You are more capable than you think. Keep working. Don’t give up.” – Jennie Finch

  105. “You can make yourself miserable or you can make yourself strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Andrea Duran

  106. “Softball is like love, first you learn the rules of the game, and then you forget the rules and play from your heart.”

  107. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

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

  109. “Four bases, three strikes, two teams, one winner. It’s not just a game, but a way of life. Softball, this is my destiny.”

  110. “Dream big and work hard. Play with passion and the sky is the limit. Fastpitch rocks!” – Jennie K., Catcher, Arizona

  111. “Discipline helps you finish a job, and finishing is what separates excellent work from average work.” – Pat Summitt

  112. “Worrying about past plays is such a waste of time, energy, and emotion. Know what you need to do in that moment.”

  113. “The softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.” – Yvette Girouard

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

  115. “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

  116. “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

  117. “Softball is the reason Washing Machines and Bleach are so popular. Don’t think so? Just ask a softball Mom.” – Mary Roach

  118. “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

  119. “Bruised, bloody, broken, all for this sport. I’ll never hold back. I play it, love it and live it. Softball, my sport, my love, my life.”

  120. “You can always tell who the strongest players are. They are the ones building each other up, instead of tearing each other down.”

  121. “When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick.” – Sue Enquist

  122. “Sometimes it feels like you’re pushing and pushing and not getting through. But there’s so much progress that can’t be seen each day.”

  123. “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

  124. “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

  125. “Softball isn’t a one woman sport, there’s 11 other girls who become your sisters. And don’t forget that you win as a team and lose as a team.”

  126. “Softball isn’t a game it’s a way of life. We play because we love the game, not for our parents, our siblings, or to impress people by how far you.”

  127. “Although it is disappointing that softball was not reinstated into the Olympics, we are going to continue to keep growing the sport.” – Jennie Finch

  128. “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

  129. “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

  130. “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

  131. “Basketball players have the strength. Volleyball players have the reflexes. Track runners have the speed. Put in all together and here we are, softball players.”

  132. “I’m playing 1st base and pitching and hitting. I feel like I’m almost better than I’ve ever been. It’s like, ‘You’re going to walk away like this?’” – Jennie Finch

  133. “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

  134. “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

  135. “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

  136. “You can’t always control the circumstances – only how you react to those circumstances; you can always control your attitude and your effort.” – Jennie Finch

  137. “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

  138. “I want kids who are going to go out there and compete, lay it all on the table. I think the big thing about this game is you have to care a lot about it.” – Mike Candrea

  139. “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

  140. “Somewhere behind the athlete, behind the hours of practice, behind the coaches who have pushed you, is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back.”

  141. “My parents taught me a long time ago that you win in life with people, and that’s important, because if you hang with winners, you stand a great chance of being a winner.” – Pat Summitt

  142. “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

  143. “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

  144. “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

  145. “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

  146. “If you love that 3-2 pitch, that diving catch, the dirt in your hair, the face of your opponent and that slide into home that won the game, but also gave you one horrible bruise…then you’re a true softball player.”

  147. “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

  148. “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

  149. “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

  150. “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

  151. “The true definition of confidence has nothing to do with other people who surround us and statistics on a sheet of paper. The only place that confidence comes is from inside YOU. Yes, you. Our confidence belongs to us, no one else.”

  152. “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

  153. “I think that certain players are going to approach the game differently. I am more of a quiet person. I like to have more of a focused energy and internal energy whereas some people need to be bouncing off the walls to be ready for the game.” – Caitlin Lowe

  154. “Everybody knows that pitching and defense win championships. It’s all about defense. It’s that way in pretty much every sport. So if we can pitch and play defense we have a chance at a championship. But you can also win quite a few games by hitting.” – Ehren Earleywine

  155. “This game is about the long run. LIFE is about the long run. Pick successes that can build your confidence over time and stay in the process. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, but you can’t see the light if you fall into the trap of all the failures trying to pull you down.” – Amanda Scarborough

  156. “I play outfield: I am not fazed by a line drive to center, can cover infield grass like a Ninja to make a game saving catch, have no problems laying out for a ball, can throw a rope to home plate or turn a double on a runner ho left second early, and am always, always there to back up my team because outfielders save games!”

  157. “They call this a softball. But really, it’s a yellow threaded gift from God, revealed to each young lady that dares to play the game, somewhere between her heart and hard work, she will find the thread that will unwrap the talent she didn’t know she had, develop the character she will always need and transform her teammates into everlasting friends.”

  158. “I think an athletes mental state is what separates he goods from the greats! Being able to have a short term memory when failure hits is a taught skill and should be something that is practice daily on exactly how you as an individual handle failure. In our sport failure happens far to often so you have to perfect bouncing back fast!” – Natasha Watley

Softball Quotes About Team Building

  1. “One team one dream.”

  2. “Put your ego aside and play as a team.” – Sonny Bono

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

  4. “Don’t think you’re to good to sit and root for your team, be a team player.”

  5. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve an uncommon result.”

  6. “The team with the best athletes doesn’t usually win._ It’s the team with the athletes who play best together.” – Lisa Fernandez

  7. “I do my job on the mound and then do what I can at the plate, always working on helping the team anyway I can.” – Jennie Finch

  8. “Softball is not a one woman sport. You have to have faith in the eight other girls on the field, because you win and you lose as a team.”

  9. “ANYONE can be on a team, but NOT just anyone can be a loyal leader who people look to and who rises above all the negativity and drama.”

  10. “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

  11. “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

  12. “Fresh cut grass, dragged dirt, ring of a bat, a diving catch, a blocked ball, sweating, bleeding and sliding into home. Not a bad way to spend a few hours.”

  13. “I don’t need to be Number 1 on the team. If I need to hit, pitch, run, whatever, I will do it. If everything was going to be about me, I’d quit.” – Michele Smith

  14. “The point of the game is not how well the individual does but whether the team wins. That is the beautiful part of the game, the blending of personalities, the mutual sacrifices for group success.”

  15. “Teamwork is important. It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.”

  16. “Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the shots, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.” – Deborah Palmore

  17. “We’re going to step on the field knowing that every team we’re going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn’t seen. … We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them.” – Crystl Bustos, Third Basemen, Team USA

Softball Quotes About Pitching

  1. “Pitching is the art of instilling fear.”

  2. “We want a pitcher not a belly itcher.”

  3. “It only takes one pitch to make a difference.”

  4. “Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.”                                                                                 

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    softball pitcher quotes

  5. “Be that pitcher that every hitter is afraid to face.”

  6. “The Softball Pitcher’s Motto: Stay calm and throw strikes.”

  7. “Hey softball pitcher: be that player that coaches warn their team about.”

  8. “The pitcher’s mound is a place where I can feel powerful, confident and in control.”

  9. “I do not just want to be just another face. What I want is to go out there and prove something on the field.” – Jennie Finch

  10. “Every time you go out there, you want to be a little nervous, have a little bit of butterflies in your stomach and get the juices flowing.” – Taryne Mowatt

  11. “But I wasn’t getting in my pace, staying within myself, I was getting a little rushed. So I think I finally took a couple deep breaths and let myself get my timing back.” – Cat Osterman

  12. “I really didn’t have my best stuff. My drop ball was inconsistent and they had a good game plan. I stopped worrying about striking people out and just focused on getting people out.” – Cat Osterman

  13. “I am strong. I am dedicated. I am passionate. I am gutsy. I am relentless. I am tough. I am smart. I am determined. I am a fighter. I am confident. I am obsessed. I am stubborn. I am bold. I am competitive. I am powerful. I am a pitcher.”

  14. “When I’m in the game [softball], it’s not so much mechanics. It’s more of just trusting my teammates, trusting myself, trusting my preparation that we’ve put in to get there. When you’re in the game, it’s go-mode. There’s going to be times when you’re tweaking things but when you’re in that game mode, you just want to think about that one next pitch.” – Jennie Finch

Softball Quotes About Hitting

  1. “Sometimes the only thing fair in life is a ball hit between first and third.”

  2. “I don’t want to play golf. When I hit a ball I want someone to go chase it.”

  3. “When you’re in a slump don’t lie down and take it. Remember: you’re a fighter.”

  4. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

  5. “In sport, part of the game is accepting the umpire’s call, no matter how hard that might be. Sometimes the calls go your way, and sometimes they don’t.” – Dot Richardson

  6. “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

  7. “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

  8. “As an athlete it feels so natural to stick with your strengths and never really evolve. To stay ahead of the trends, it’s so important to constantly evolve & reinvent daily to stay ahead of the curve.” – Natasha Watley

  9. “Before you ask me why my legs are bruised, my knees are scared and my nails are broken. Realize I hit the drop ball, take the shot at home plate and swing for the fence. I don’t play with Barbie’s and I don’t jump rope. If the game were easy, I wouldn’t play. 2 teams, 4 bases, 7 innings, 1 game…FASTPITCH SOFTBALL”

Funny Softball Mom Quotes

  1. “Catch the ball.”

  2. “Load up. Load up.”

  3. “I need a new chair.”

  4. “Did you check your bag?”

  5. “We should have caught that.”

  6. “Do I need to come in that dugout?”

  7. “I’m so good your mom cheers for me.”

  8. “Down and ready girls. Down and ready.”

  9. “Home home home home home go home.”

  10. “Somebody help her get her catching gear on.”

  11. “Your mom called. You left your game at home.”

  12. “Softball Mom: Classy sassy and a bit smart assy.”

  13. “You got your glove? Your bat? Your glove? Face mask? Eye black?”

Softball Quotes & Captions For Instagram

  1. “Busting ours to kick yours.”

  2. “Genius is perseverance in disguise!”

  3. “Discipline yourself so no one has to.”

  4. “A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.”

  5. “We play softball, but we ain’t going soft on you.”

  6. “Good girls steal. Great catchers make them pay.”

  7. “Softball was invented to show boys how it’s done.”

  8. “Play like you’re in first, train like you’re in second.”

  9. “It’s so empowering to see yourself as a machine.” – Jennie Finch

  10. “What you put into it is what you get out of it.” – Keilani Ricketts

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