Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Softball Bats
Fastpitch softball bats come in a variety of length-to-weight ratios (or drops) and materials, and their defining characteristic is their elongated barrel, which measures 2-inches in diameter. Weight drops for fastpitch bats range from -8 to -13, so if a bat is 30 inches long and weighs 20 ounces, its weight drop is -10.
Fastpitch softball bats are made from composite, alloy (aluminum), or a blend of the two, which is also known as half-and-half. They can come as one- or two-piece bats. A one-piece bat stays rigid through your swing, whereas a two-piece bat is slightly flexible in the middle and creates a whipping action.