Fastpitch Softball Bats – Best Discounted for 2014

Sometimes, finding the right baseball or softball bat is all about finding the right deal. Whether it is 50 dollars off or 150 dollars off, even the smallest discounts will make one bat stand out above the rest when searching the web. There are dozens of new bats released each year for fastpitch softball players, which only helps when it comes to best deals. What are some of the best fastpitch softball bats you can get for your bat bag this season that have a discounted price?

2014 Louisville Slugger LXT

2014 Louisville Slugger XLT Fastpitch Softball BatThis bat is currently available for $349.95, which is $50 off the list price. It is made with composite material and comes in -10oz. You can get it in five different lengths/weights, but regardless of which bat you use, the LXT is made to help you produce. They completely redesigned this bat so it is practically new for this upcoming season. The technology they used to make this bat helps create a trampoline effect when solid contact is made. Plus, when you don’t make solid contact, instead of vibrations that hurt, the feedback is better and the pain is limited.

2014 DeMarini CF6 

2014 DeMarini CF6 Fastpitch Softball BatThe 2014 line of DeMarini bats are one of the most popular for softball players around the country and this bat is one of the best options for fastpitch players. Currently priced at $299.95, this bat, with an -11oz. weight drop is also made of composite. The composite DeMarini used is called Paradox and helps to make this bat perfect for those just picking up the sport. The composite material used is stronger than DeMarini has ever used before, while also allowing for the trampoline effect with solid contact.

2014 DeMarini CF6 Hope

2014 DeMarini CF6 Fastpitch Softball Bat - HopeAnother member of the latest bat line for DeMarini, the CF6 Hope comes in -10oz. and was also constructed with the paradox composite barrel and handle. The bat has a larger sweet spot that is great for the power hitter on your team. They also made this bat using the 2x Stacked Double Wall Technology. Using multiple layers of the composite material allow for the ultimate trampoline feel and at $299.95, this bat is perfect to boost your confidence and improve your play.

Call Cheapbats for information or questions on any of our other discounted 2014 fastpitch softball bats!

2014 Easton XL1 Big Barrel Baseball Bat Review

2014 easton xl1One of the most respected series in baseball and softball bats are the Power Brigade bats from Easton. They are known to be the best tool for power and contact hitters and have been designed to provide its users a massive sweet spot that will help propel the ball further than they would with any other bat. For those looking for a big barrel baseball bat, one of the top for 2014 is the Easton XL1.

The 2014 Easton XL1 is a -5 oz. bat that was constructed with an IMX composite barrel. The material is the best that Easton had available to them and they made the big barrel as thin as possible with sacrificing durability. The walls on the bat are flexible which helps the bat trampoline off the barrel on each swing. The handle of the bat was made with SIC “Black Carbon” composite material, which is stiffer, but still has been tested and proven to feel better when used with a flexible barrel.

The 2014 Easton XL1 -5 oz. bat is one of the most powerful for the home run hitters on the team because it is heavier. If you are strong enough to swing a heavier bat like this one and still have quick hands through the strike zone, the amount of power you will be able to generate with your swing is far and away better than other big barrel bats also released this year. That’s not to say that contact hitters can’t also swing this bat, but these players need to so wisely. These smaller players can use this bat to make slap hits made famous by Ichiro Suzuki.

- 2014 5 Easton XL1 Key Features:

  • Minus 5 Ounce Length to Weight Ratio
  • New USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp
  • IMX Composite Monster Barrel
  • Massive Sweet Spot
  • Two-piece ConneXion Technology
  • SIC Black Carbon Handle
  • 2 5/8 Diameter Barrel
  • Easton Model A111651
  • One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty From Easton
  • No Hassle Returns

The 2014 Easton XL1 was put together with Easton’s trademarked ConneXion technology that perfectly blends together the two different pieces of the bat. The barrel of this bat is 2 5/8” and as with most Easton bats comes with a one year warranty against defects. That isn’t something that is expected as this bat is made to last you for the year and still provide power when you need it the most.

Give the experts at a call to find out more about this powerful addition to the Easton line.

2014 Easton S400 Baseball Bat Review

2014 Easton S400 from Cheapbats.comThe 2014 line of Easton S400 baseball bats is one that includes a youth model, as well as a BBCOR and big barrel model. To adhere to the specifications of each league, each bat was constructed differently, but all were done with the same goal in mind of delivering a bat that will be durable and provide great results. Let’s look in depth at each model and what each provide its users. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this blog to find out more about the 2014 Easton s400 line.

2014 Easton S400 BBCOR Baseball Bat

This -3oz. bat is made of aluminum and is part of the Speed Brigade line of bats. It was designed to give a balanced swing throughout regardless of whether it is a heavier or lighter bat. Those familiar with the Easton brand of BBCOR baseball bats will be happy to know that this model replaced the Typhoon bat. The aluminum alloy Easton used in this bat was a highly durable 7046 aircraft material with a pro tack grip.

2014 Easton S400 Big Barrel Baseball Bat

Just like the other bats in the S400 line of bats, this bat was designed with the Speed Brigade requirements in mind. This -8oz. bat is made with a single piece construction, which anyone who is familiar with a single piece bat can attest to the ease in which it can be swung. The bat also has an ultra thin handle that is made for youth baseball players in mind. With a thinner handle, it will allow for younger players with smaller hands a better chance to grip the bat better.

2014 Easton S400 Youth Baseball Bat

For those youth players not competing in leagues allowing big barrel bats, this -12.5oz. bat is an ideal option. Like the other S400 bats, this bat was constructed with 7046 aircraft aluminum alloy, which is one of the most durable materials a bat can be used for a new bat construction. Much like the BBCOR bat replaced the Typhoon bat, this youth baseball bat has replaced the youth Rampage bats. The S400 has an ultra-thin handle that will allow for better grip and is approved for numerous leagues including Babe Ruth, Pony and Dixie.

Remember…Cheapbats offers free shipping with orders over $50. Give us a call if you want to know more about this great line of Easton s400 baseball bats.

Easton Stealth – How it’s Different

The Easton Stealth brand is one that can be relied upon for all of your baseball and softball needs. There are bats in their product line with the Stealth name, but for many people, this name has more meaning when looking at accessories. From batting gloves to equipment bags to catcher’s helmets, Easton Stealth is a name that is one of the most trustworthy in the business.

Their bats are easy to review, but it’s the accessories that mean just as much on the field, yet are often ignored. What are some of the best Stealth products you can get for the upcoming season?

Easton Stealth SE Catchers Helmet A165300

Easton Stealth SE Helmet from Cheapbats.comTo be a top-notch catcher, you need to have the top-notch tools that will protect you when you need it the most. For anyone looking to improve at their craft, you need to know that your most important tool will be protected when you have 90 mph fastballs being foul tipped back to your face. This mask is the perfect one to give you a sleek look and protect you from injury. It has a translucent polycarbonate shell and uses Easton’s exclusive technology, which gives users a lightweight helmet with foam pads that are meant to reduce vibration and shock by as much as 76 percent.

Easton Steath Core Batting GlovesEaston Stealth Core Batting Gloves

This pair of gloves come in adult and youth sizes and provides users with a comfortable feel and increased grip. It was made with smooth Cabretta leather that gives users a unique feel. These batting gloves are extremely affordable and come in close to a dozen different color combinations.

Easton Stealth Core Equipment Bag A163133

Easton Core Game BagWhat better way to get all your needed equipment from the trunk of your car to your bench than with this Easton equipment bag. This bag has plenty of storage for all the needed tools including an area for at least three bats, an external zippered section that can hold your personal items like jewelry, cell phones and wallets. There is also an internal zippered section allowing you to hide some of those personal items a bit better. The inside of the bag has enough room for your fielding gloves, cleats and other equipment. The cleats have their own spot in the bag, as this area of the bag is ventilated to keep bacteria from growing.

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Closeout Bats – The Best Deals

Closeout Bats

Closeout bats at Cheapbats.comWhen it comes to preparing yourself for the next baseball or softball season, there are numerous things that need to be considered. One of the most important things that you need to prepare yourself with is a new high-quality bat. In between seasons, there are always closeout deals for softball and baseball bats that allow you to get the best bats from the previous year for a discounted price. What are some of the best closeout bats available now at a closeout price?

DeMarini Raw Steel Slowpitch Softball Bat

When it comes to the most common name seen on bats around benches everywhere, DeMarini heads the list. Among their most popular bats are those with the steel name including this 2013 model of the Raw. The Raw Steel is hot out of the wrapper with a singlewall barrel and SC4 allow handle. The bat is eligible for use in ASA sanctioned leagues and features great pop when solid contact is made. This closeout bat is currently available for the price of $139.95, $50 off the original price.

Louisville Slugger Maple Wood Baseball Bat (M9H359BL)

This wood bat was created for the 2013 season and is a closeout bat for $50.01, down from the original price tag of $79.95. The bat was made with hard maple and finished with blue smith. The bat has a cupped end and features a large barrel in one of three overall lengths between 32 and 34 inches.

2014 DeMarini Stadium Slowpitch Softball Bat

Down $90 from its original price of $299.95, the DeMarini Stadium bat is one of the best half and half bats on the market. It has a 4.ONE composite barrel with a SC4 alloy handle. The bat still comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty despite being on closeout and provides its users with a balanced swing that will allow you to consistently hit the ball further than ever before. Since everyone tries to swing for the fences when they play slowpitch softball, this bat will help get the ball out of the park.

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DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat Review

DeMarini CF5 BBCOR from Cheapbats.comOne of the most popular BBCOR bats of 2014 is going to be the DeMarini CF5. This bat originally sold for close to $400 and considering how well it worked and how critically acclaimed it was, that figure was a discount. With vendors looking to add more stock to their shelves and warehouses, these bats are being offered with a healthy discount. At, this DeMarini CF5 is selling for $244.95 and could be the perfect bat for your high school-aged son to use next season.


For starters, being able to get this amazing bat at a closeout price is the first positive of this bat. DeMarini put a lot of work into changing their bats each year, but when you look at what the CF5 can do, you will want to stock up for this season and maybe even the next.

Re-designed Bat

Many people that used the model before the CF5 may or may not have liked the feel of the bat, but one thing DeMarini did before releasing it was completely change their entire system. DeMarini uses the slogan of Chaotic Design, Chaotic Speed and Chaotic Power for the CF5. This chaos system allows its swinger the chance to get the most power behind their swing than any other bat on the market. With DeMarini’s TR3 F.L.O. composite material, you are getting a bat made out some of the lightest composite material in the business. Despite being made with lighter material, the CF5 does not lose out on its strength and durability. In fact, this change in material has made it easier to swing as it is distributed throughout the bat, instead of being end loaded.


There are those that just swing what is available to them, so when the time comes that they need to purchase their own bat, they might not know what to get. DeMarini is a company that is known for putting out great bats for baseball and softball and with the CF5 BBCOR baseball bat, has one of the best bats of the year.

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Easton MAKO – The 2014 Bat of the Year

Easton Mako 2014The Easton MAKO by the creators of the Power Brigade series of baseball and softball bats have worked to improve their products further for the 2014 line of bats. The bats from Easton were recently released and feature several improvements from the previous models. Their 2013 line of bats were some of the most popular found across the country and the 2014 line should be much of the same.

The most anticipated bat from Easton’s line is the Easton MAKO. This bat can be found for those competing in many different age levels and leagues including youth, adult and senior league baseball, as well as fastpitch softball. This bat was designed by Easton to be the fastest through the zone, making it the perfect bat for those who already have quick hands and a great tool for those that aren’t as quick through the strike zone.

The Easton MAKO was constructed with TCT Thermo Composite Technology. The use of this material increased the length of the barrel, while reducing MOI and giving batters a huge sweet spot to make contact with. The fastpitch model of this bat is already one of the most popular bats Easton has ever released and will only become more popular as players get to swing it during game action.

One thing Easton did with their 2014 MAKO bats was give baseball players of any age the chance to swing one of these high-quality bats. It was made for youth, high school, tee ball and big barrel leagues. The youth MAKO bat was designed and manufactured with two-pieces of TCT composite combined with Easton’s patented ConneXion technology which maximizes the energy being transferred during a swing, giving you a great feel and allowing for all the energy to be transferred where it should be. This bat is approved for Babe Ruth, Little League, Pony, Dixie and AABC leagues and comes with the new stamp from the USSSA for 1.15 BPF.

These are a few of the models of the 2014 line of Easton bats that make it one of the best series of the year. Regardless of what level you need a bat for; the Easton MAKO may be the bat for you. Get the Easton Mako with free shipping and worry free returns at


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Easton Baseball Bats – Four Powerhouse Models

Easton Baseball BatsOver the years, there have been numerous companies that have entered the world of baseball and softball bats. Many of those companies have succeeded in gaining a large following, but few compare to the popularity and success of Easton. With their 2014 line of Easton baseball bats, they have made it easy for baseball players of any age to get a high-quality product that will help them advance their swing to a point it has never been.

Easton Mako Baseball Bat 2014 by Cheapbats.comMAKO

The Easton MAKO bat may be the most talked about bat of the off-season. Easton has developed a MAKO bat for softball players as well, but it is their line of baseball bats that is more impressive. They have an adult/BBCOR MAKO bat, as well as big barrel and youth models. The BBCOR bat is made with a large barrel and lower MOI with a two-piece design that is meant to get the hands of hitters into the best hitting position. The big barrel bats come with two different barrels sizes and were made with one of the best composite materials on the market. Watch this video introduction of the Easton Mako

Easton Baseball Bat XL1Power Brigade XL1

The Power Brigade XL1 baseball bat is going to be a popular model on benches everywhere in 2014. It has one of the largest barrels of any bat on the market, especially the BBCOR model, and has 1½ longer sweet spot than the S1. Watch this video introduction of the Easton Power Brigade line.

Easton Baseball Bat - S500S500

The Easton S500 is one of the more unique bat models being released of any 2014 baseball bat line. This bat was constructed with 7050 Aircraft Alloy, meaning it will be one of the lightest bats on the market. It will be easier to swing each at-bat, but still provides you with a tool that is meant to help hit the gaps on a regular basis. A great Easton Baseball Bat at a great price!

Power Brigade XL3

Easton Baseall Bat - Power Brigade XL3One thing that Easton does a great job at is using different techniques in constructing their bats, while maintaining their durability and longevity. The Power Brigade XL3 was made with a one-piece aluminum design and a large barrel, meaning more power when making solid contact. The bat swings light, but because of the added mass on the barrel, you will still be able to hit bombs.

At we know Easton! Order from us and we will be happy to answer any questions about how to get the most from your  Easton Baseball Bat.

Holiday Baseball and Softball Bat Giving Guide

Cheapbats coupon for baseball and softball bat giving guideWe are now well into the holiday season and with Christmas right around the corner, time is running out to get everyone on your shipping list a gift. With many people, picking out the right gift is an easy task, while for others, can be a bit more difficult. For the baseball and softball player in your family, here is our Holiday Baseball and Softball Bat Giving Guide

Slowpitch Bats

For the slowpitch softball player on your list, you won’t have to look further than the Easton brand for some of the best bats to give this holiday season. The 2013 XL2 Power Brigade is currently available for $60 off the original price and is made with High-End IMX one-piece composite material. Another quality Easton bat to shop for is the Raw Power L6.0, which is also on clearance at the end of the season for just $114.95. This bat is hot out of the wrapper and is also made with IMX composite.

Fastpitch Bats

It isn’t just the slowpitch players you can find great deals on. There are several great fastpitch bats that would make for great gifts including the 2013 DeMarini CF5 and 2014 DeMarini CF6. The CF6 is the model that was just released for the upcoming season in the fall and is made with the same quality material as the popular CF5.

Wood Bats

Baseball is a sport that is meant to be played with wood, which is why the Louisville Slugger Grand Slam and Louisville Slugger Maple bats are great gift ideas. The latter is on closeout deals right now and with several different finishes including black, traditional wood and pink, you can choose the right bat for anybody on your list.

Youth Bats

One of the best bats for youths for the upcoming season is the 2014 Easton Mako. The Mako is the most talked about bat on the market today and is one that people are buying in bunches as they prepare for the next season. For any youth baseball player, this bat is a must-own.


For the older baseball players competing in high school, the 2014 Easton Mako would also be a solid model for them to swing regularly. The bat comes with a 3 oz. weight drop and was made with TCT Thermo Composite Technology.  

If you are ordering a baseball  and softball bat with free 2nd day air (not all products apply), get your order in by Friday, Dec. 20th in time for Christmas! Call us if you want to place your order on the phone.

Youth Baseball Bat Giving Guide – Easton Hits it out of the Park

Easton XL1 Youth Baseball BatThe holiday season is filled with many great feelings that develop from being with friends and family. One aspect of the season that could be stressful for some is the gift-giving. For parents looking to get their children gifts for the holiday season, there are many gift ideas that can make the process simpler. If your child is into playing youth baseball, then an easy solution would be to get them gear including fielding gloves, batting gloves and youth baseball bats.

What are two of the best youth bats available today for this holiday gift-gifting season?

2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat

This is a two-piece bat that has a composite barrel and handle. The barrel on this bat was made with Easton’s trademark IMX Composite Monster Barrel, which gives its users a huge sweet spot and increased performance over the course of its life-span. The composite used on the handle is SIC Black Carbon, another common material in an Easton product. These two pieces are put together using ConneXion technology which helps maximize the amount of energy transferred. The XL1 has a yellow and black colors scheme that will stand out on your bench.

2014 Easton MAKO Youth Baseball Bat

Easton Youth Baseball Bat The MAKO is one of the best new bats for the upcoming season. It is made to be the quickest bat to swing through the zone. The bat was constructed using TCT Thermo Composite Technology which increased the length of the barrel, as well as the sweet spot. The new MAKO was redesigned and also features two pieces held together using the ConneXion technology. This bat has an 11 ounce weight drop and is made with a new color scheme of orange and grey.

For those trying to decide between which of these Easton bat’s to purchase, the XL1 has an end-loaded feel that will give you increased power when swinging. It is also an ounce heavier than the MAKO, but if your child can swing the XL1, it might their best option. Both bats have been tested and work great, so either way, your son or daughter will be prepared for their next season.

We will ship via 2-day air for FREE in time for holiday gift giving. Feel free to give us a call if you are not sure which bat is right for your little slugger!