The below chart is an informative listing of the changes to the college softball field over the last few years. The only thing that has been added with the 2020-2021 Rule Book applies to the foul pole – prohibits attachments (e.g., screening, flags, pennants, etc.) from being added to the foul side of the pole. Rationale: The foul pole may have screening on the fair side of the pole to enhance visibility of a ball leaving the
field of play near the foul pole. Attachments to the foul side of the pole present issues for umpires if they are blowing and the ball hits them in flight while leaving the field.