Every fastpitch softball team is made up of unique players with their own hitting style. Whether they are known for powering a fence-clearing home run or slapping their way on base with a bunt single, each girl needs to use the best possible softball bat to do her job.
top equipment brands have built fastpitch softball bats to cater to each type of hitter individually. They say a softball player’s best friend is her bat, so it is important to find the perfect bat to fit her particular style of hitting.
Few plays are more satisfying than hitting a home run in softball. Hitting with a bat equipped for power can be the difference between powering the ball out of the park or hitting the ball to the warning track for a long fly out. It can be the difference between winning and losing.
Not all softball bats are equal. Just because a bat is bigger, or longer, does not mean that the ball is going to travel further. However, high-quality power bats designed with new revolutionary technology can maximize your ability to clear the fences.
Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper 17 Softball Bat is built with PBF Barrel Technology to increase the hitter’s chances of hitting the pitch on the sweet spot on the bat. The bat's double wall barrel has high-strength graphite fibers designed to give you more pop on your swings. The Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper 17 Bat remains lightweight even with its large double barrel. This attribute can allow hitters to swing faster, which will maximize their power potential.
Not every athlete relies on power to get on base. Slappers use their speed to get aboard and can be devastating to your opponent’s defense once they reach first base. A simple bunt down the third base line can lead to a single just as much as a line drive to the outfield. The speedy slap hitter can steal second base and score at home before you blink.
Slap hitters need to be a equipped with the best possible bat to tap the ball where opposing infielders will have trouble fielding the ball. Any delay or bobble by a fielder will leave your slapper standing safely on first.
Demarini CF9 Fastpitch Bat is built specifically for slap hitters with more weight towards the grip. This feature allows slappers to control the barrel better for bunts and short slap hits down the line. If the infield is pulled in to cover the bunt, the Demarini CF9 Softball Bat still delivers enough pop to line a pitch over the third baseman’s head or into an outfield gap for a base hit.
Bats to Improve Swing Speed
Some players hit for power and some for speed, but every softball player can improve bat speed in their swing. A quick swing can deliver a sharp hit into the gap to turn a single into a double. If the pitcher hurls a fastball on the corner of the plate, making quick contact can foul the pitch off and keep your at-bat alive.
Having the right bat can be the difference in driving your teammates home to win the game or striking out to end a critical scoring chance. Lighter bats are not always the best answer when it comes to hitting line drives. Just because you can swing a light weight bat faster, does not mean the the ball will pop off the bat as fast. However, a well-designed lightweight bat can improve swing speed while also generating enough power to line the ball into the outfield for a base hit.
Easton Stealth Flex Fastpitch Bat provides the perfect mix for improving bat speed. The top college softball players used the Easton Stealth Flex in the 2016 Women's College World Series. Its design allows the batter more power, which can generate sharp line drive hits when swinging level. The Easton Stealth Flex has a comfortable handle, flexible barrel, and is lightweight for faster swings. This is the ideal bat for players looking to hit for average.
Pick the Perfect Softball Bat for You
Safety First Sports offers a variety of high-quality
fastpitch softball bats available for purchase in our online store. These bats are built with the latest technology to improve your swing. Choose your bat from top brands including DeMarini, Easton, and Louisville Slugger. Our inventory also features new batting gloves, softball gloves, equipment bags, and batting helmets for your on-field and off-field needs. Maximize your hitting potential today with Safety First Sports!