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Coed softball is basically just softball using female as well as male players.
It is, however, evolving a bit independently. Local coed leagues have formed for after-work play in US cities. It seems to have become necessary to add some rules to ensure that women are not put at a disadvantage (and so continue to participate) among all those males with more ballplaying experience and more upper-body strength.
Examples include use of a smaller ball, requiring outfields to play deep enough to allow balls to drop in the outfield, requiring alternating genders in the batting order, etc.
Heather Hopp-Bruce, "Easy Out: Coed Softball Rules Explained," Boston Sunday Globe, July 23, 2015, page K3.
Protoball guesses that there is considerable local variation in such rules.Edit with form to add a comment
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