I have 2 girls ages 9 and 7. They have started playing softball(fastpitch). After taking them out to practice, we were watching a college womens softball game on ESPN. After watching for a little while both daughters started to lose interest because of the lack of actual play. What I mean is, it seems womens softball was set up for the pitcher and thats it. Mostly strikeouts or walks, most games low scoring, and more than half of the batters run as the pitch is being thrown and just try to poke at the ball and beat the throw. I dont understand why you wouldnt move the pitchers mound back alittle(to give the hitters a little more time to take a real swing) and also make the bases a little longer(so the defense can make a diving stop and still have some time to make a throw). THis would allow for more defense (instead of just who is pitching), and this would also let the women stand in the box and actually take a real swing. I believe this would make the game more exciting and I believe there would be more hits, more good defensive plays. As of right now the game lacks some excitement.
P.S. - Every other sport is trying to attract more fans by making changes to better the game for fans as well as its players. I think Womens softball needs to do the same.