Certainly some risk involved. But with no one on base, it's calculated. Pitch them away, let them try to pull a ball. Many will fail.
I have not seen anyone do this in college.I love when they do this to dd and they miss their spot. Easy IPHR. Or if they have great location she’ll just switch back to right side and put it over the OF head because they assume she can’t hit from the right side. Fun to watch!
I can't recall ever seeing a switch hitter in softball.