There are many criteria which go into a good softball bat. Different players have different needs and therefore are looking for different things out of their bats. Some softball players are looking to add distance. Some are looking to have the ball come off the bat harder. Some are looking for a bigger sweet spot, to help correct errors. Lastly some softball players are looking for durability in their bats, so they won't have to buy a new softball bat every year.
Below is a list of the top 10 softball bats based on a combination of the above criteria. As a disclaimer, make sure you look at your online softball league website for information on illegal and banned bats. If a list is not posted on your recreational softball league's website, it may be a good idea to call your league commissioner and verify that the bat you are interested in purchasing falls within the league's allowable bats guidelines. If you cannot get a hold of the commissioner in a timely manner, ask the store to hold the bat for you until you can contact your commissioner.
1. 2002 Miken Ultra Balanced
2. 2003 Miken Ultra II
3. 2007 Mizuno Wrath Extended 120
4. 2007 Miken Recoil USSSA Balanced
5. 2007 Worth Mutant 120
6. 2007 Miken Recoil USSSA Balanced
7. 2006 Miken NRG Pro-Series 500
8. 2004 Anderson Rocket Tech Reloaded
9. 2007 Rawlings Rush ASA
10. 2004 Miken Freak
If you are interested in purchasing one of these bats, it would be a good idea to go to your local sporting goods store and talk with a knowledgeable employee. Since these bats will cost in the hundreds of dollars, you will want to make sure you get the best bat for your money.
Evan Pfaff is co-owner of Who's In First .
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