Its just more perversion of the game is all. This rules highlights how silly softball can be. We should just call it hitting derby and be done with it.
The idea that this is some kind of time savings measure, but ignoring the reason the tourneys go too long is a nice screen shot of the health of upper softball.
USSSA's idea of getting things moving is to pray there is a run rule.
You're already taking a pitcher out of game where its required to run bases by design, because the game is too slow, because you've turned the equipment up so far its unsafe to pitch.
its no wonder the rest of the sports world looks down on this