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Best Bat For 8 Year Old

The best bat for an 8 year old? Easy: Rawlings VELO Composite Drop 12 in a 30/18. Ok, actually, not THAT easy. But, after extensive hitting with every bat on the market we think the best bat 18 ounce bat (which is what the average 8 ... Read More

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2019 Marucci CAT 9 Review

2019 Marucci CAT 8 Review

After a month of use with the BBCOR and USSSA versions of the CAT 8 we put together this 2019 ... Read More
2019 DeMarini CF Zen Review

2019 DeMarini CF Zen Review | 2 3/4 Drop 8, Drop 10 and Drop 5? Please and Thank You

We have hit with the Drop 8 and Drop 10 2019 DeMarini CF Zen. Our experience, albeit early in the ... Read More
2018 Easton S750C Review

2018 Easton S750C & S750 USA Bat Review | Dicks Sporting Goods Exclusives

The 2018 Easton S750C and S750 are USA Bats exclusive to Dicks Sporting Goods (although now you can buy them ... Read More

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2016 Easton Z-Core XL Review

2016 Easton Z-Core XL Review: Easton Now Makes Aluminum Log

The 2016 Easton Z-Core XL (Amazon Price Check) is a new iteration within Easton’s performance line-up for 2016. This log of ... Read More
2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid Review

2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid Review

We’d recommend the 2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid (Price Check*) to players who not only prefer a performance aluminum barrel for ... Read More
2017 Easton TORQ Reviews

2017 Easton TORQ Reviews | Beast, Hybrid & Speed Options

We have covered Easton’s TORQ-handled bats since their release over two years ago. There is not a version we haven’t ... Read More

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2019 Mizuno Power Carbon Review

2019 Mizuno Power Carbon Review

After hitting every fastpitch bat over the last several years it is hard to be blown away by a bat. But, the Mizuno Power Carbon ... Read More
2019 Mizuno Carbon 1 Review

2019 Mizuno Carbon 1 Review

We hit the 2019 Mizuno Carbon 1 over 300 times with 3 different hitters. (This was the drop 10 Power Carbon). The bat felt stiff ... Read More
2019 Louisville Slugger PXT Review

2019 Louisville Slugger PXT Review

After hitting with the 2019 Slugger PXT our hitters found it to feel great off a tee. However, smaller hitters struggled during live pitching due ... Read More