PED without a doubt tilt (F-UP) the playing field…but the only way to reduce the ped advantage is by playing on a field where everyone with whatever bat/ball technology can hit a homerun. and since the games moved to larger fields that means increased risk of injury to players….
Again… It’s not perfect but… put the game back on those old fast pitch fields (265 all the way around) use wood bats and an 11 inch softball.
That would reduce the PED advantage, reduce exit ball speed (making the game safer) and…. “maybe” make softball once again fun and competitive for the masses.