Is this really a question? The step and a half to first base. It's huge in a game like softball where so many games are low scoring and getting on first base is the key to the game. From the time these kids are 8 years old, if they are pretty good, the likely become slap lefty hitters.What is the theory behind the plethora of left-handed hitters on Oklahoma and Florida State. Many of the lefties throw right-handed which is another quirk to the so-called "norm" of righties/righties. Any suggestions out there?