Lauren Lappin (born 26 June 1984 in Anaheim, California) is a former American softball player who won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Lauren is an openly proud lesbian.
What is Softball?
Softball is a modified form of baseball played on a smaller field with a larger, softer ball, seven rather than nine innings, and underarm pitching. The game evolved in the US during the late 19th century from a form of indoor baseball.
It was invented in 1887 in Chicago (USA) as an indoor game. It was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground, softbund ball, kitten ball, and, because it was also played by women, ladies’ baseball. The name softball was given to the game in 1926.
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) regulates rules of play in more than 110 countries, including the United States and Canada; before the WBSC was formed in 2013, the International Softball Federation filled this role. Women’s fast-pitch softball became a Summer Olympic sport in 1996, but it (and baseball) were dropped in 2005 from the 2012 games.
Despite the name, the ball used in softball is not very soft. It is about 12 in. (30.5 cm) in circumference (11 or 12 in. for slow-pitch), which is 3 in. (8 cm) larger than a baseball. The infield in softball is smaller than on a baseball diamond; each base is 60 ft (18 m) from the next, as opposed to baseball’s 90 ft. (27 m).
She also played with the USA National Elite Team in 2003 and 2005 and was an alternate for the US Olympic Team in 2004.
Prior to the 2009 season, Lappin joined the Northwestern University team as a volunteer coach.
Lauren’s Twitter site states that she is happy that a certain Jenn Sailing is back in town.
Hope this works out for you two. paula.