Best Gifts for Fastpitch Players

Best Gifts for Fastpitch Players

Give the gift of greatness this holiday season! Browse through our Best Gifts for Fastpitch Players guide below to find all of our latest and greatest equipment and apparel.

Nike Softball Therma Hoodie

Stay warm in the dugout or on the practice field with the Nike Softball Therma Hoodie. Nike Therma fabrics helps manage your body’s natural heat to keep your performance high when temperatures are low.

Nike Zoom Hyperdiamond 3 Elite

Reach hyperspeed in the Nike Zoom Hyperdiamond 3 Elite. Built for a lightweight feel and tailored for comfort, this cleat provides responsive cushioning that helps you be quick off the plate and down the base path.

New Balance FuseV2 Turf

The New Balance FuseV2 is the perfect indoor fastpitch trainer. It’s unique lightweight upper features perforations to help with air flow, while the full-length REVlite midsole sits above a grippy outsole to help you play your best.

DeMarini 2019 D-Lab Prism Bat

Designed and perfected in DeMarini’s D-Lab, this bat is engineered to give hitters the ultimate combination of consistency and feel. With a continuous fiber barrel, divergence gapped barrel technology, and a 3Fusion handle system – this bat maximizes every swing whether you’re a free-swinger or a slapper.

Rawlings Liberty Advanced Color Sync 2.0 Glove

The Rawlings Liberty Advanced Color Sync 2.0 glove is the perfect way to upgrade your game, giving you a diamond-ready feel and a double-laced basket web that provides a deep pocket.

Nike Dri-Fit Raspberry Club Short-Sleeve Crew

Showcase your toughness with the stylish and comfortable Nike Dri-Fit Raspberry Club Short-Sleeve Crew. The Dri-Fit technology helps you stay dry and the “Raspberry Club” graphics represent the sacrifices you’re willing to make for the game. (Coming soon)

Shopping for other sports or styles? Check out our full list of gift guides here.

Your Go-To Fastpitch Gear Guide

Your Go-To Fastpitch Gear Guide

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With spring this close, it’s time to start thinking about your setup for the new season. Read on to learn about our featured products and start gearing up.

Cleats

2018 Mizuno Swift

Mizuno Swift 5: The heavy-hitting Mizuno Swift is back for round 5. This cleat has been a go-to in the fastpitch world and continues getting better and more innovative with each iteration. Made for the serious high-profile competitor, the Swift 5 delivers exceptional traction and comfort. It’s built on a 9-spike platform that flexes where you need enhanced movement but remains sturdy for optimal support. The bottom is even engineered with a texture that repels dirt build-up. While the outsole delivers the performance, the midsole and upper give you comfort for long games and durability to last for many seasons to come.

2018 New Balance Fuse 1

New Balance Fuse1: Get ready — the sleek and powerful New Balance Fuse1 is about to dominate the field this season. This beautifully designed cleat is specifically built for fastpitch performance. It’s flexible and supportive with precise traction for bursts of speed and quick turns. Reinforced rubber around the toe allows the cleat to withstand abuse from the dirt game after game so you can stay aggressive.

2018 Nike Hyperdiamond

Nike Hyperdiamond 2 Pro: The low-profile Nike Hyperdiamond 2 Pro is the perfect cleat for players who prefer the freedom of unrestricted ankle movement for a quick, agile style of play. The Lunarlon midsole spreads out the shock of impact so you feel less cleat pressure and can make better cuts and stops. This powerful and lightweight cleat will push you to the plate with speed you have yet to feel on the diamond.

Pitcher’s Cleat

2018 Mizuno Sweep

Mizuno Sweep 3 Advanced: The Mizuno Sweep 3 Advanced is your ideal platform for executing masterful technique on your pitches. Its reinforced toe protector is enhanced at precise points around the toe box where you drag your back foot. This protects the upper from the grind across the dirt as you drive off the mound.

 

Fielder’s Gloves

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All of the following gloves are specifically crafted to meet the demands of fastpitch. They’re designed around the female hand for ultimate performance.

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The offseason is rounding third and we’re all feeling ready to hit the diamond. While you’re finishing up a winter of indoor training, start learning about all the latest products and building your gear rack for the new season.

Cleats

Built For Speed

adidas Afterburner 4.0

adidas adiZero Afterburner 4: All hail the speed king of the diamond. This cleat is designed for one purpose: to get you to the next base as fast as possible. Weighing in at just 9.4 oz, it won’t matter if you’re charging for a stand-up double or chasing down a ball in the gap, the Afterburner will get you there. Fast. Available in stunning colorways like the Gold Pack and Dipped Pack, you’ll definitely stand out in the adiZero Afterburner 4 — that is, if they even see you coming.

New Balance 4040v4

New Balance 4040v4: If you play baseball, you’ve heard of these popular cleats from New Balance. From the spikes to the tongue, the 4040v4 is one of the most thoughtfully designed shoes in the game. For performance at speeds, these cleats feature a supportive yet lightweight outsole plate. This plate flexes at key bend points so you get maximum dig from metal spikes. A convenient lace cage adds the finishing touch to a streamlined upper by keeping the laces secured and out of the way.

 

Built For Comfort

Nike Huarache Cleats

Nike Alpha Huarache Elite: We’ll start this list with a legend. From top to bottom, this cleat is built for the much-needed comfort of a long season. The internal bootie and ankle locking system hug the foot with a supportive fit, and a full-length Air Max unit in the midsole creates the perfect buffer between your foot and the spikes. Choose the Alpha Huarache Elite in one of its sleek new colorways and link up your look with the Huarache Elite Gloves.

New Balance COMPv1

New Balance CompV1: Ready to embrace change? The New Balance CompV1 is the most innovative baseball cleat system this season and it’s here to take the field by force. The key, new feature is the spike – each one is a glass-fiber tack surrounded by TPU. The hardness of the glass-fiber allows this cleat to punch through dirt with the effectiveness of metal while the TPU delivers the comfort of a molded system. This makes the CompV1 the perfect choice for players who live in their cleats day in and day out, on any surface and in all conditions. Read all about this impressive new cleat in our featured blog here.

adida Energy Boost

adidas Boost Icon 3: It’s right in the name – these innovative cleats house the power of boost from heel to toe. This responsive cushioning system is the perfect solution to cleat pressure felt from metal spikes. But the tech goes beyond the boost. The Icon 3’s sock-like upper hugs your foot for a natural fit while the spike layout gives you perfect traction. Plus, the classy look makes your diamond presence gold-status.

 

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The Best Fastpitch Bats Of 2018

The Best Fastpitch Bats Of 2018

When looking at bats for your upcoming fastpitch season you may run into a lot of questions. Do i need a bat that matches my hitting style? What size bat do I need? What does a connector piece do? These questions are all important in your decision making process.

This is why we are here to help guide you in the right direction. We will first explain some important features for you in these bats, and then break down all of our 2018 bats from the top brands.

 

Which Bat Is Right For You?

  • One-Piece vs. Two-Piece Bats: Just like it sounds, the standard one-piece bat is one solid piece of metal all the way through, whereas a two-piece bat is actually two separate materials held together by a connector piece. This means you’ll get stiffer swings out of one-piece bats which lead to consistency and reliability. But if you want more flex and less vibration, the two-piece with a connector is a better option for you.
  • End-Loaded vs. Balanced vs. Slapper: Your bat’s weight distribution plays a huge factor in the kind of game you play. If your bat is balanced, its weight will be evenly distributed and you will get quicker bat speed and more contact. On the flip-side, end-loaded bats are slower, but provide more power thanks to the added weight at the end of the barrel. Lastly, slapper bats have a longer barrel for more plate coverage, but are weighted more in the handle area to give you maximum control.
  • Drop (length to weight ratio): A bat’s drop weight is the difference between the length and weight of the bat. So a bat that is 30 inches and 20 ounces has a drop weight of -10. The bigger the drop weight, the lighter the bat will be.

Let’s not forget that there are a number on popular brands in the fastpitch game, each with their own unique features. Not only do we carry all of these top brands, but we’re also breaking down what each bat can offer you.

 

DeMarini

CFX

CFX Fastpitch Blog 1

From knob to cap this leader of the DeMarini line boasts a 3Fusion Technology system that allows for a balanced swing without sacrificing power.

  • Two-piece composite with connector.
  • Paraflex composite barrel that allows for precise weight distribution and plenty of pop.
  • 3Fusion handle and end cap that helps optimize feel.
  • Balanced weight distribution.
  • Available drops: -8, -9, -10, -11.

Retail: $349.99

CFX Slapper

CFX Fastpitch Blog 1

Perfect for the speedy left-handed slap hitter, the CFX Slapper offers a 14″ barrel that provides maximum plate coverage and is weighted more to the hands to provide optimal barrel control.

  • Two-piece composite with connector.
  • Balanced weight distribution.
  • 3Fusion handle and end cap that helps optimize feel.
  • Paraflex composite barrel that allows for precise weight distribution while slapping.
  • Available drops: -10.

Retail: $349.99

CFX Insane

CFX 1 Fastpitch Blog

Want some extra pop in your swing to help you get a few more home runs? The CFX Insane is the perfect bat for any power hitter, thanks to an end-loaded barrel that provides more torque behind every hit.

  • Two-piece composite with connector.
  • End-loaded weight distribution.
  • 3Fusion handle and end cap that helps optimize feel.
  • Paraflex composite barrel that allows for precise weight distribution at the end of the bat.
  • Available drops: -10.

Retail: $349.99

Vendetta

Vendetta Fastpitch Blog

Looking for a bat with a large and forgiving sweet spot? The Vendetta has been a mainstay in the DeMarini line, and an ideal bat for any contact hitter looking for a balanced bat with plenty of pop.

  • Two-piece composite.
  • Balanced weight distribution.
  • Paradox Composite Barrel, designed to perform softer, and more responsive.
  • Big D end cap that absorbs vibration.
  • D-Lite handle handle gives your hands a smooth feel on the bat.
  • Available drops: -12.

Retail: $199.99

 

Louisville Slugger

PXT X18

PXT Fastpitch Blog

Get maximum performance and coverage at the plate this season with the PXT X18 from Louisville Slugger, a bat with PWR STAX barrel technology that spreads weight evenly throughout the barrel to give you a more comfortable swing.

  • Two-piece composite with connector.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • PWR STAX barrel evenly distributes the load across the entire barrel on contact.
  • TRU3 connector piece that reduces vibration and provides a great contact feel.
  • Ultra-light weight X-CAP design improves swing speed.
  • Available drops: -8, -9, -10.

Retail: $399.99

LXT X18

LXT Fastpitch Blog

This two-piece bat offers one of the most balanced swing weights in the game and an extra-large sweet spot thanks to PBF barrel technology. This high-end bat is sure to help you swing quicker and get more pop with every plate appearance.

  • Two-piece composite.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • PBF barrel technology provides one of the larger fastpitch sweet spots.
  • TRU3 connector piece that reduces vibration and provides a great contact feel.
  • Ultra-light weight X-CAP design improves swing speed.
  • Available drops: -8, -9, -10, -11.

Retail: $349.99

Xeno X18

Xeno Fastpitch Blog

A two-piece bat with a stiff feel on contact, the Xeno X18 gives you the pop off of the bat that you need to hit gaps this season. This bat also offers a lightweight cap to help improve swing speed.

  • Two-piece composite.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • S1ID barrel technology provides you maximum pop every swing.
  • Ultra-light weight X-Cap design improves your swing speed.
  • IST Xstiff Technology, a two-piece construction with a stiffer feel for better energy transfer.
  • Available drops: -8,  -9, -10, -11.

Retail: $299.99

 

Easton

Ghost

Ghost Fastpitch Blog

The Ghost offers double-barrel construction, a technology that gives you a great combination of feel, pop, and sound whenever you connect with the ball.

  • Two-piece composite with connector.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Double Barrel composite construction gives you great feel, pop, and sound.
  • Two Piece Connexion+ technology connector piece.
  • XTX Extra tough resin matrix technology provides durability and flexibility to the outer barrel.
  • Available drops: -9, -10.

Retail: $349.99

Stealth Flex

Stealth Fastpitch Blog

If you are looking for a more soft and flexible barrel, then the Stealth Flex is a great option for you. This two-piece composite bat also offers a massive sweet spot to ensure solid contact.

  • Two-piece composite with connector.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Flex Flexible Barrel Compression for a softer barrel.
  • TCT Thermo Composite Technology for a larger sweet spot.
  • CXN ZERO two piece ConneXion connector engineered for zero vibration.
  • Available drops: -10, -11.

Retail: $299.99

 

Rawlings

Velo

Velo Fastpitch Blog

The Velo is designed for the top-of-the-lineup singles and doubles hitter, or someone who is focused more on contact than hitting home runs. This balanced bat with a stiff handle is dedicated to helping you improve your swing speed every game.

  • Two-piece alloy.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Comp Lite end cap for superior swing speed.
  • Stiff handle with flexible barrel.
  • Made from ultra-light carbon fiber.
  • Available drops: -9, -10, -11.

Retail: $249.99

Quatro

Quatro Fastpitch Blog

Are you a power hitter looking for some extra pop in your bat? The Quatro is a perfect power bat as it offers you plenty of flex, balance, and bounce off of the barrel.

  • Two-piece composite with connector.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Vibration dampening technology.
  • Flex handle/barrel connection to accelerate swing speed.
  • High performance composite barrel.
  • Available drops: -9, -10.

Retail: $299.99

 

Marucci

Cat FX Connect

CATFX Fastpitch Blog

Smooth, balanced, strong, and stiff, the Cat FX Connect from Marucci is all of that and more. This bat has a large sweet spot for maximum pop and cuts out vibration with its SDX connection piece.

  • Two-piece composite.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Extra large barrel with large sweet spot.
  • Ring free barrel with no dead spots.
  • Custom micro-perforated soft touch grip.
  • Available drops: -9, -10, -11.

Retail: $349.99

 

Mizuno

Nighthawk

Nighthawk Fastpitch Blog

A large sweet spot, a connector that minimizes vibration, and a stiff handle that reduces energy loss. The Mizuno Nighthawk is an all-around versatile bat that fits any contact hitter.

  • Two-piece composite.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • XZone creates a large sweet spot by adjusting composite angles in ten zones across the barrel.
  • Stiff carbon handle reduces energy loss when connecting with the ball.
  • 2-Piece LINK reduces vibrations to the hands.
  • Available drops: -9, -10, -11.

Retail: $299.99

The Best BBCOR Baseball Bats Of 2018

The Best BBCOR Baseball Bats Of 2018

As the upcoming baseball season approaches, it’s time to hit the cages in order to begin fine-tuning your swing. However, finding your ideal bat for 2018 may be tougher than you think.  Are you in the market for a one-piece or two-piece bat? Would you rather have an end-loaded or balanced weight distribution? Composite or alloy barrel? This can be a lot to take in. Thankfully, we are here to help with the best BBCOR baseball bats of 2018.

Now, before you go ahead and ask yourself, “what in the world does two-piece mean?” Or “how do composite and alloy bats differ?”, let us give you a little breakdown.

 

Which Bat Is Right For You?

  • One-Piece vs. Two-Piece Bats: Just like it sounds, the standard one-piece bat is one solid piece of metal all the way through, whereas a two-piece bat is actually two separate materials held together by a connector. This means you’ll get stiffer swings out of one-piece bats which lead to consistency and reliability. But if you want more flex and less vibration, the two-piece is a better option for you.
  • End-Loaded vs. Balanced: Your bat’s weight distribution plays a huge factor in the kind of game you play. If your bat is balanced, its weight will be evenly distributed and you will get quicker bat speed and more contact. On the flip-side, end-loaded bats are slower, but provide more power thanks to the added weight at the end of the barrel.
  • Composite vs. Alloy Barrels: Alloy gives you reliable, consistent bat and ball speed at the point of contact. Meanwhile composite takes time to break in, but tends to flex more so that you can get more power in your swing. Composite bats also provide a faster bat speed than their aluminum counterparts.

Let’s not forget that the brand of bat you choose is very important as well. Each brand offers their own unique features. Not only do we carry all of these top brands, but we also will break down what each bat can offer you.

 

DeMarini

CF Zen

DeMarini Bat 1 Blog

Balance at its finest. The Zen’s barrel is made with Paraflex composite, which makes the bat’s weight evenly distributed throughout. This allows a contact hitter to thrive at the plate.

  • Two-piece fully composite.
  • 3Fusion handle and endcap streamline your feel and grip.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Available in 30”, 31”, 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $449.99

CF Insane

DeMarini Bat Blog

Find the extra power you need in your swing. Like the Zen, the Insane’s barrel is made with Paraflex technology, but instead of balancing, it focuses on end-loading the barrel which results in more power.

  • Two-piece fully composite.
  • 3Fusion handle and endcap streamline your feel and grip.
  • End-loaded swing weight.
  • Available in 31”, 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $449.99

Voodoo

DeMarini Bat 2 Blog

The longest tenured DeMarini bat is back and better than ever with its unique and flashy design. The Voodoo gives you even weight distribution with its precise X14 Alloy barrel and composite handle — a hybrid mix you don’t see often.

  • Two-piece hybrid.
  • 3Fusion handle and endcap streamline your feel and grip.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Available in 30”, 31”, 32”, 33” sizing.

Retail: $299.99

Voodoo Insane

DeMarini Voodoo Insane Bat Blog

Looking for that extra bit of power from your bat that boasts a bold design? The Voodoo Insane offers an end-loaded X14 Alloy barrel for extra power, while still maintaining enough balance to get through your swing quickly.

  • Two-piece hybrid.
  • 3Fusion handle and endcap streamline your feel and grip.
  • End-loaded swing weight.
  • Available in 32”, 32.5”, 33”, 33.5”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $299.99

Voodoo One

DeMarini Bat 3 Blog

The Voodoo One is the lone one-piece bat in the DeMarini family. This means the bat will give you more consistent and reliable pop, while still offering you an X14 Alloy balanced barrel.

  • One-piece alloy.
  • 3Fusion handle and endcap streamline your feel and grip.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Available in 30”, 31”, 32”, 32.5”, 33”, 33.5”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $249.99

 

Easton

Ghost X

Ghost Bat Blog

The replacement for the ever-popular Mako from years past, the Ghost X boasts a popular Dynamic Feel System. It uses CONNEXION technology to join an EXACT Carbon barrel with its handle. The result: a great feeling two-piece bat.

  • Two-piece fully composite.
  • EXACT Carbon composite handle.
  • Top of the line CONNEXION connector piece.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Available in 30”, 31”, 32” ,33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $449.99

Beast X Hybrid

Easton Bat 1 Blog

The Beast X is the two-piece hybrid bat (composite handle and alloy barrel) made for the contact hitter looking to rake.  Throw in an extended barrel for a larger sweet spot and you’re hitting balls into gaps all day long.

  • Two-piece hybrid.
  • EXACT Carbon composite handle.
  • Top of the line CONNEXION connector piece.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • X-tended barrel design for a larger sweet spot.
  • Available in 31”, 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $329.99

Beast X Speed

Easton Bat 3 Blog

Get the swing speed you need with the Beast X Speed, a one-piece alloy bat that balances the power throughout your barrel and offers an X-tended barrel design for a larger sweet spot.

  • One-piece alloy
  • Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction alloy handle.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • X-tended barrel design for a larger sweet spot.
  • Available in 29”, 30”, 31”, 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $229.99

Beast X Loaded

Easton Bat 2 Blog

Smooth power. The Beast X Loaded is a one-piece alloy end-loaded bat that gives you maximum power and allows little flex for the consistent bounce you want off the barrel.

  • One-piece alloy.
  • Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction alloy handle.
  • End-loaded swing weight.
  • X-tended barrel design for a larger sweet spot.
  • Available in 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $229.99

 

Louisville Slugger

Prime 918

918 Prime Blog

A lighter swing weight and maximum pop. The Prime 918 is a contact hitters dream. It’s a balanced  two-piece fully composite bat that offers a lightweight design from its barrel and a custom lizard skin grip for an ideal feel on your batting gloves.

  • Two-piece composite.
  • MicroForm barrel design for a light swing weight and maximum pop.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • TRU3 constructed connector piece that reduces vibration.
  • Speed Ballistic composite end cap increases swing speed.
  • Available in 31”, 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $449.99

Select Hybrid 718

718 Select Blog

Lightweight power. The Select Hybrid 718 is a two-piece, end-loaded hybrid bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel. This combination allows any power hitter maximum durability with pop on contact.

  • Two-piece hybrid.
  • Lightweight composite handle.
  • End-loaded swing weight.
  • ST 7U1+ alloy barrel gives you power on contact.
  • TRU3 constructed connector piece that reduces vibration.
  • Available in 31”, 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $349.99

Omaha 518

518 Omaha Blog

A stiff feel on contact and a huge sweet spot. This sums up the classic and powerful Omaha 518, a one-piece, balanced, easy-to-swing mainstay in the field of BBCOR bats.

  • One-piece alloy.
  • Vibration dampening alloy handle.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • 6-Star premium end cap design for a faster swing speed.
  • ST 7U1+ alloy constructed barrel gives you power on contact.
  • Available in 29”, 30”, 31”, 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $199.99

 

Marucci

Cat7

CAT7 Bat Blog

Get pop like you’ve never seen with the Cat7, a balanced one-piece bat that gives you a high response rate and increased strength with its alloy barrel. This is an ideal bat for a hitter looking for solid contact each at-bat.

  • One-piece alloy.
  • AV2 knob finely tuned for better feel and less vibration.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • AZ4X ring free alloy barrel with no “dead” spots.
  • Available in 31”, 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $249.99

 

Rawlings

Quatro

Quatro Bat Blog

Get your bat around quicker than ever with the Quatro, a flexible two-piece bat with a balanced weight distribution aimed at making the contact hitters swing even stronger.

  • Two-piece carbon composite.
  • Ultimate Flex barrel and handle design accelerate speed through contact.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Vibration dampening technology from silicone collar at handle.
  • Lightweight endcap reduces swing weight.
  • Available in 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $399.99

Velo

The pop and ring you love from the barrel of an alloy bat comes standard in the Velo. This one-piece balanced bat has a lasered groove through the sweet spot, proven to increase flexibility for the contact hitter.

  • One-piece alloy.
  • COMP-LITE technology endcap creates balance and faster swing speeds.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Acoustic alloy — the loudest on the market.
  • Precision Laser Pop 2.0 in sweet spot increases barrel flexibility.
  • Available in 31”, 32”, 32.5”, 33”, 33.5”, 34” sizing.

Retail: $299.99

5150

5150 Bat Blog

A large sweet spot, a durable barrel, and little vibration. The 5150, a classic from Rawlings, has done it again when it comes to perfecting the one-piece balanced bat for a contact hitter.

  • One-piece alloy.
  • Engineered Pop 2.0 creates a larger sweet spot and improved feel.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • 5150 alloy, a radically responsive aerospace grade alloy built for durability.
  • Available in 30”, 31”, 32”, 33”, 34” sizing.