2016 Miken Freak USA Border Battle Slowpitch Softball Bat Review

Show your USA pride, get the Freak USA Border Battle softball bat at CheapBats.com!

Show your USA pride, get the Freak USA Border Battle softball bat at CheapBats.com!

The all-new Miken slow-pitch softball bat for 2016, called the Freak USA Border Battle, is made for ASA play and has a Supermax end-load. It’s awesome how Miken is showing pride towards the Land of the Free & the Home of the Brave. This particular Freak bat has a 2-piece construction and is crafted using Miken’s 100COMP method, which means the bat is made 100% composite with some of the finest aerospace grade carbon fiber in the game. The Triple Matrix Core Technology eliminates wall seams by 5%, which allows the barrel walls to be stronger while also being lighter, giving you all the power benefits while still giving you the fast swing speed and improved bat control that you long for. This Freak USA Border Battle comes with the ASA approval stamp, approving this softball bat for ASA play only (it’s not approved for any other softball association). This Freak should be lights out with the 52core/300lb compression softballs, as well as all other softballs used in ASA leagues. Lastly, this Freak comes with a full one year manufacturer’s warranty!

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2016 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat Review

The Xeno is ready to take over the fastpitch game, once again.

Louisville Slugger constructs the 2016 Xeno Plus Faspitch Softball Bat with 100% Composite material and a 2-piece design. The 2-piece barrel-to-handle connection, also called the iST Technology, is going to give you the right amount of sturdy with the right amount of flex, without too much of either one. The Xeno Plus is also made with a Balanced Swing Weight, so you have great bat control and fast swing speed while going through the hitting zone. The new Performance Plus Composite material gives the Xeno Plus great durability with a zero friction wall design, so the barrel on this bat is going to play soft and strong day in and day out. The S1iD Technology also gives you the lightest feel possible with maximum pop, all while staying within legal rules and regulations.

The most popular Fastpitch Bat in the game. Think Xeno.

The most popular Fastpitch Bat in the game. Think Xeno.

Models Available: -8oz, -9oz, -10oz, -11oz

Barrel Diameter: 2 1/4″

Handle: 7/8″

Approval: All associations including 1.20 BPF USSSA and ASA

Warranty: One Year with 30-Day Performance Promise

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2015 Miken Slowpitch Bats Now In Stock

Miken Baseball BatsMiken is releasing their 2015 softball bats already, and there’s 11 in their new lineup.  With all of those choices there’s bound to be a Miken for you.

First up is the Ultra Series. The Miken Ultra 750X Slowpitch bats use a synergy of epoxy and carbon fiber that gives them their name. The 750X stands for the strength of 750 pounds of pressure per square inch on the softball bat.  Miken made this X-Series extremely hot out of the wrapper  by using a High Pressure Infusion Composite technology that also combines durability.

2015 Miken Filby KF-30 UltraMax USSSA (FILBMU) 

  • 1.5 ounce SuperMax End Load Swing weight
  • Kevin Filby’s Signature Model
  • One-Piece 100% Composite
  • USSSA, NSA, and ISA Approved

2015 Miken Ultra 750X Balanced ASA (UL75BA)

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • One-Piece 100% Composite
  • ASA Approved

2015 Miken Izzy Psycho SuperMax (SPSYMU)

  • 1 ounce SuperMax End Load Swing Weight.
  • USSSA, NSA, and ISA Approved
  • One-Piece 100% Composite

2015 Miken Ultra 750X MaxLoad ASA (UL75MA)

  • 0.5 ounce MaxLoad End Load Swing Weight
  • One-Piece 100% Composite
  • ASA Approved

2015 Miken Psycho Balanced USSSA (SPSYBU)

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • One-Piece 100% Composite
  • USSSA, NSA, and ISA Approved

2015 Miken Ultra 750X MaxLoad USSSA (ULTXMU)

  • 0.5 ounce Maxload End Load Swing Weight
  • USSSA, NSA, and ISA Approved
  • One-piece 100% Composite

2015 Miken Psycho SuperMax ASA (SPSYMA)

  • 1 once SuperMax End Load Swing Weight
  • ASA Approved
  • One-Piece 100% Composite

2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA (SPSYBA)

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • ASA Approved
  • One-Piece 100% Composite

Now we get to the 2015 Miken TRIADS. The TRIAD Series slow pitch bats have giant sweet spots. Miken’s Triple Pressure Application creates thermal expansion in the finest grade Aero-space Carbon  available.

2015 Miken DC-41 SuperMax (BTGDCU)

  • 1 ounce SuperMax End Load swing weight
  • USSSA, NSA, and ISA Approved
  • Denny Crine’s Signature Model
  • Two-Piece 100% Composite

2015 Miken TRIAD3 Xtreme MaxLoad ASA (STR3MA)

  • Made for the ASA .52COR Ball
  • 0.5 ounce MaxLoad End Load Swing weight
  • Two-piece 100% Composite
  • ASA Approved

2015 Miken TRIAD3 Xtreme MaxLoad USSSA (STR3MU)

  • 0.5 MaxLoad End Load Swing Weight
  • Two-Piece 100% Composite
  • USSSA Approved

The 2015 Miken Slowpitch Bats are hot out of the wrapper, and ready to the best on the field. They come with a 1 year warranty from Miken. If you have more inquiries about the Miken softball bats or any other bats feel free to ask our bat experts at Cheapbats.com



2014 Demarini Slowpitch Bats Overview

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The 2014 DeMarini Softball Bats have come out swinging. A whole new line up of slowpitch bat models is here. We are going to review them, and break down the differences for you.

As always, CheapBats.com offers all of these models with Free Shipping, and our generous No Hassle Returns Policy!


First, the Demarini Flipper softball bat is a brand new bat with brand new technology. One of four Demarini ASA approved slowpitch bats for the 2014 season at the $299.95 price range

Demarini created the Divergence Technology for the composite barrel of The Flipper. This 13 inch barrel that interacts with the softball in a all new way by extending the sweet spot horizontally around the ball.

To go along with The Divergence Composite barrel Demarini combined it’s stiff SC4 Alloy Handle, for maximum performance, whether your using a 52/300 or a 44/375 ball.

Ending off this bat is The Dish, end cap, and is approved for ASA Softball Associations play only.

They will be offering The Demarini Flipper WTDXFLS-V14, in a 34/26, 34/27, and 34/28, from manufacture authorized dealers at $299.95.


Next in Demarini’s high end slow pitch bats is The Stadium CL22. This is a new 12 inch,  S. One Composite Barrel with an end load.  The new S. One Composite has The Big D end cap in it, that uses end loaded energy to redirect power back into Demarini’s biggest sweet spot ever.  Joining this hot new barrel technology is the SC4 Alloy Handle, proven by Demarini’s very own Chris Larson to absolutely kill the ball.

The Demarini Stadium CL22 WTDXST2-V14 slowpitch bat will be offered in a 34/26, 34/27, 34/28, and 34/30 at $299.95 from authorized Demarini dealers, and is approved by the following associations. USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF.


Are you ready to get Juggy with it?

The Demarini Juggy ASA All composite slow pitch bat is a carbon fiber masterpiece. Using Demarini’s tried and true,  Stacked Composite, in the 12 inch, triple wall, end loaded barrel, with The Big D end cap makes this softball bat a beast. Joining this beastly barrel is Demarini’s TR3 F.L.O. Handle, which is so complementary Demarini feels it’s the best all composite bat for ASA they have that is an exclusively ASA approved bat.

The Demarini Juggy ASA WTDXNT3-14 softball bat is approved for ASA only and comes in a 34/26, 34/27, 34/28 and 34/30 at $299.95 from authorized dealers only.


2014 Demarini’s The One, is a all new, all association slowpitch bat.  The Demarini One is a softball bat that is legal in all major slow pitch leagues, and still gives you the performance you’d expect from Demarini’s best sofball bats. Engineering this two piece bat for the masses was a challenge they relished because of customer demand to bring back this product. To ensure everyone’s happiness Demarini started with a 13 inch barrel, that was made out of the stiff 4. ONE Composite. Then they combined the stiff SC4 Alloy handle to give “The One,” that one-piece bat feel. This slow pitch bat also employes The Dish end cap for that job, and it really ties the bat together for a total package thats second to none.

The One Demarini Slowpitch WTDXONE-14 bat comes in a 34/26, 34/27, 34/28, & 34/30 is approved by, ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, & ISF and is sold by authorized dealers at $299.95.


Now we have The Demarini Mercy softball bat. This was designed with the female slow pitch player in mind, to cater to their demands for a competitive and well balanced bat right out of the wrapper.  This is another all composite slowpitch bat by Demarini that uses it’ s 4. ONE Composite in the very balanced 13 inch barrel. Keeping this Demarini 4. ONE Composite theme going they brought it down into the handle as well, making this not only one of their stiffest slowpitch bats, but one of their hottest softball bats for 2014.

The Demarini Mercy WTDXMSP-14 Slow Pitch Bat is available in 34/25 & 34/26, and is legal for ASA, & ISF. It is $299.95 from authorized dealers.


The Demarini One Senior softball bat SR1 .21 (Balanced) is offered this year with a 13 inch 4.ONE Composite Barrel. This is a two piece  slow pitch bat, and the Handle is also the 4. ONE Composite. Demarini likes this bat to have a stiff one-piece feel, and is claiming this bat is extremely hot out of the wrapper and will most benefit the player  who likes a even and balanced feeling softball bat vs a end load.  The Demarini Clutch 2 End Cap is used for it’s ability to store the energy in the barrel to provide maximum performance at the point of contact. This is a top of the line Senior softball bat from Demarini.

The SR1 .21 WTDXSNB-14 Demarini Senior One Slow Pitch Bat is approved for SSUSA, and SSWC. It’s offered in a 34/26, 34/27, 34/28, & 34/30 from warrantied dealers at $199.95.


To try and accommodate everyone they made the Demarini One Senior softball bat in a end loaded model as well.  This end loaded softball bat is the same as the bat above but with the end load and it’s model number WTDXSNE-14 (Notice the E vs the B at the end of the letters) being their only difference.  The Demarini One Senior SR1 .21 (Endload) is also approved for SSUSA and SSWC, and offered in all the same length to weight ratios, at the exact same price.


The Demarini SF6 Slowpitch bat is a double wall bat, with a 13 inch barrel. The SC4 Alloy Doublewall was designed with a tuned thickness to give the best of both power and durability. Because of that stiff reinforced wall, that makes the Demarini SF6 an optimal softball bat for a softer cored ball. After using and alloy barrel, Demarini went with a C6 Composite Handle that has flex like the Vexxum, making this a two piece half and half slow pitch bat that’s also very comfortable to swing. The Demarini N2M end cap is the lightest end cap they have, and really gives the bat a tremendously balanced feel.

The Demarini SF6 WTDXSF6-14 softball bat is a upper mid-level bat in terms of performance and is approved for play in the following associations: USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF, & ASA. It’s available in 34 inch length, at 26, 27, 28, & 30 ounces. The SF6 is sold from Cheapbats.com and other authorized dealers at $229.95.


The Demarini Raw Steel slow pitch bat for 2014-2015 uses a new improvement in the Raw Alloy this year to do something Demarini’s very excited about. This engineering has given the Raw Steel’s 13 inch alloy barrel the most strength and explosiveness possible on the their single wall slow pitch bat.  This combined with the SC4 alloy handle makes it the best all alloy softball bat Demarini has. Finally they put in the N2M end cap.

The Demarini Raw Steel WTDXRAW-14 Softball bat is USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF,  & ASA approved, and is also a great choice for leagues that do not allow any composite bats. The Raw Steel is a 34 inch bat and comes in three weights, 26, 28, & 30 ounces. Cheapbats.com and other authorized venders sell this bat at $189.95


The Demarini White Steel 2014 is a fantastic half and half technology softball bat. Using the same upgraded alloy in the 13 inch barrel of the White Steel as the 2014 Raw Steel , your getting the best single wall alloy, half and half bat Demarini has on the market. The handle is made from the Demarini C6 composite, and employes their N2M end cap. This is the best bat for 52 300 balls offered in Demarini’s opinion.

The Demarini White Steel Slowpitch bat WTDXWHI-14 Is a 34 inch bat and comes three weights like the Raw, 26oz, 28oz, and 30oz. This bat is approved by USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF, and ASA. Sold from Cheapbats.com and authorized retailers at $189.95


The Demarini Ultimate Weapon 2014 is great softball bat for the leagues that only allow singlewall play. Using their SC4 alloy through the 13 inch barrel all the way down to the handle. Demarini has once again brought a highly engineered, single piece alloy slow pitch bat to the field  that has tremendous pop for not a lot of money.

The Demarini Ultimate Weapon WTDXUWE-14 slow pitch bat is legal in the following associations: USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF, and ASA. You can purchase this bat from Cheapbats.com at $119.95

Fall Ball: Part 1 – Slow Pitch Softball Bats

Anderson Ignite Softball BatJust because the weather has gotten cold in most parts of the United States doesn’t mean that slow pitch softball season is complete. In fact, playing fall ball leagues are usually one of the most relaxed atmospheres to compete in, but don’t be fooled, it is still all about winning. You will hear players say, “It’s only fall ball,” but those are usually those players that are used to losing.

If you want to be a winner and want to use the best slow  itch softball bats that can be depended on for colder weather situations, here are a few to look for.

Anderson Ignite

The Anderson Bat Company produces several high quality single wall bats that are usually considered the best for colder weather situations. Most manufacturers would suggest not using any aluminum bat below 55 degrees, but the Anderson bats have been known to last through every weather situation. The Ignite is an all-metal bat that is approved for use in several leagues including ASA, USSSA, ISA and NSA. The company put a lot of work into redesigning their entire line to make the bat lighter while still maintaining the overall strength of the bat.

Worth Toxic Wood

For many players, instead of risking their aluminum bat in the colder weather, they turn to wood bats. Regardless of whether it is an aluminum bat or wood bat league, quality wood bats are great tools for fall ball. The newest Worth Toxic model is a bamboo/composite bat that is approved for use in ASA, USSSA and NSA leagues. It has a bamboo core and a maple hitting surface that has incredible durability.

Anderson Rocketech

Another Anderson bat makes the cut as one of the best fall ball bats and this model, the Rocketech, is not like the Ignite. It is a multi-wall bat, which makes many players cringe when the weather gets a bit cooler at night. This bat was made with PowerArch Technology, which uses an arched interior sleeve is designed to give you a powerful swing. The Rocketech also has a TrueFlex end cap which reduces the vibration, which is one thing that is usually hard to avoid in colder weather situations.

Contact us at Cheapbats.com with any questions about slow pitch baseball bats!


Louisville Slugger – Manufacturer Spotlight

Louisville Slugger Home OfficeWhen you hear the name Louisville Slugger, it automatically brings out thoughts of swinging a baseball bat for the first time, watching your favorite team compete and the love of baseball and softball. The company is possibly the most recognized in baseball and softball bats and for more than 120 years, have produced products to allow its users the chance to live their dreams.

Louisville Slugger bats are made by Hillerich & Bradsby Company in Louisville, Kentucky. The original idea for the company can be traced back to John A. “Bud” Hillerich, who was just 14 when his story starts by learning his father’s trade of wood working.  At the young age of 17, Bud made the first wood bat, the Louisville Slugger.

Bud went to a Louisville Eclipse game in 1884 and saw Pete Browning break his bat. Browning had been in a major slump at this point and Bud’s father had a woodworking shop, so the two got together to make a new bat. With Browning advising Bud, he created the first new bat for a major leaguer. While Bud’s father was originally against the idea of making bats, he eventually gave in and Louisville Slugger went on to become the world famous company it now is.

Over the years, Louisville Slugger has adapted to its surroundings and moved into the alloy metal bat market. They did this to cater to high school and college baseball leagues, as well as aluminum bat slowpitch and fastpitch softball leagues. Despite this, their biggest asset is producing high quality wooden-made bats. Among them are the various models of MLB-sanctioned ash adult bats and the more elite models, the MLB Prime and M9 maple bats. One thing that has never changed at the Louisville Slugger company – quality.

Give us a shout at Cheapbats if you have any questions about any of the Louisville Slugger baseball bats.

The DeMarini Stadium Bats for Slow Pitch Baseball

DeMarini Baseball BatsWhen you head to the fields for your local parks and recreation softball league, one of the most common baseball bats you see on the bench are DeMarinis. DeMarini produces several affordable bat options for players. With every bat purchased from reputable online or in-store sources, DeMarini gives a one year warranty against defects. They release several bats each year including the Steel, Raw Steel, F5 and Stadium.

When it comes time to stop using to purchase your own bat, how does the lesser known Stadium compare to other models?

There are two 2014 DeMarini Stadium slow pitch softball bats including the 2.1 and the CL22 models. Their cost is the same and they are very similar with the exception of their looks. The CL22 is black with silver and yellow and the 2.1 is grey and yellow.

For those who look at performance vs. appearance, the DeMarini Stadium CL 22 was created for Long Haul Bomber slow pitch star Chris Larsen. He wanted a bat that was more end loaded than just about any model on the market today and Demarini gave him what he wanted. This is a relatively new bat that Demarini perfected to allow the person swinging the bat to launch the ball as far as possible. The CL 22 was made with a two-piece construction but when swinging, has the feel of a single piece model. The bat features a gigantic sweet spot that will allow even the smallest of swingers to get home run distance. This bat is approved for play in USSSA, ISA, NSF and NSA leagues.

The DeMarini Stadium 2.1 bat wasn’t created by a professional softball player, but it is still made to give you the ultimate power tool. It is constructed about the same way as the CL 22 with two pieces that feel like one when you make contact. The handle is made from the signature material that Demarini uses on all their bats, SC4 Alloy. The handle is made to compliment the barrel perfectly. Much like the CL 22, this bat is only eligible for use in NSA, ISA, NSF and USSA leagues.

Feel free to leave us a question or comment on the DeMarini Stadium Bats or contact us at Cheapbats.com.

Rip-It Slowpitch Bats Compared to Easton

In the past several years, Easton has become one of the leading providers in aluminum slow pitch softball bats. The company puts out new models of their popular bats each year including the Raw and others. In many local parks and recreation leagues, these are the most common bats you will see on the bench. In the past year or so, Rip-It has started to take more market share by offering a 400 day unlimited return policy if you didn’t like the performance of their models.

So how do Rip-It bats compare to Easton?

The most popular Rip-It softball bat is the Prototype. Just like all the Rip-It bats like the Air, this model comes with a 400 day unlimited warranty, allowing you to get the most out of your bat for more than a year without worry. With Easton, you get a single year from the date of purchase to get a warranty bat and once you get a replacement, their relationship with you is done. That is one aspect that sets Rip-It apart from the competition.

In comparison, the Easton Raw Power L4.0 is a bat that is popular and allowed to be used in ASA leagues. Part of the Brett Helmer collection, the SP13L4 is a bat that is made of one piece composite and much like its counterpart, is hot out of the wrapper. It is end loaded, allowing you to get the most power out of your swing when you get every inch of the ball. It has a lighter carbon fiber handle that allowed Easton to put more weight in the barrel.

In the end, the decision of whether to go with Rip-It, Demarini, Easton, or Miken will come down to personal preference. Some people like the feel of certain softball bats better than others and it will take more than a warranty to change their minds. Both are quality products and each have their advantages and drawbacks depending on the player.

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Cheap Softball Bats – Great Starter Bats for Learning to Hit

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Cheap BatsWhen it comes to playing slowpitch and fastpitch softball, a lot of people think that you need to have the most expensive bat on the market to be successful. That isn’t the case. You need to have solid fundamentals and know how to play the game the right way. But for those looking for solid bats at an affordable price, Cheap Bats has plenty of options. There are cheap softball bats that can be purchased through the website that will set you up for a great swing.

2013 Easton Hammer Slowpitch Softball Bat

When it comes to affordable softball bats, the Easton Hammer is one of the best options. This bat costs a little more than $20 and is an unknown bat on plenty of benches around the country. The Easton Hammer softball bat is a single piece model that was constructed with aluminum alloy and comes with a thin handle, making it easier to hold for smaller players. It was made with a 12″ evenly balanced barrel to allow for the best swing every time. A great bat for under $40.

Worth Toxic Fastpitch Softball Bat

For those looking to find cheap softball bats, this is one of the best to get your young daughter used to swing a bat. It has an 11 oz. weight drop and is made with single piece construction. The bat is built to last and meant to last for an extended period of time. It has a large sweet spot which was created after Worth extended the barrel close to two inches longer. The Worth Toxic Fastpitch Softball Bat is center loaded which will allow you to get more power behind each swing. A true bargain at under $30.

2013 Mizuno Mirage Fastpitch Softball Bat

When people think about softball bat manufacturers, one company that doesn’t get a lot of attention is Mizuno. The company is known for their excellent gloves and cleats, but with this fastpitch bat, you will never doubt their ability to make a solid bat. The 2013 Mizuno Mirage has a 12.5 oz. weight drop and was created with new technology that enhanced and expanded the sweet spot throughout most of the barrel. Hard to believe, but this softball bat is under $70.

These are just some of the cheap softball bats offered at Cheap Bats. For more information, just click the hyperlink.

Softball Bat Review: Easton L4.0 Raw Power Slow Pitch Softball Bat

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Easton L4.0 Raw Power Slow Pitch Softball Bat

The new Easton L4.0 Raw Power slow pitch softball bats are the latest bats to come out of the Easton Hit Lab in Van Nuys, California. The Raw Power slow pitch series comes in balanced and end load, Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) and USSSA 1.20.

One of the most anticipated new bats is the end-loaded, single piece, Brett Helmer signature Easton L4.0 Raw Power Slow Pitch Softball bat. This new bat is a one piece, 100% composite bat with a 12-inch barrel and an 1 ounce end load, approved for ISF and the new, hotter, ASA Softball Bat standard.

Easton uses their exclusive, top of the line SIC Black Carbon composite fiber material in the handle of the L4.0 Raw Power Softball Bat.  This material gives it a smooth, nearly vibration-free feel on contact. Easton’s IMX composite is used in the barrel.

The difference between the Easton L4.0 and the L6.0 is the Easton L4.0 Raw PowerSlow Pitch Softball Bat uses the newer SIC Black Carbon in the handle for a “better feel.”  The L6.0 uses the older IMX composite.

When I first picked up the Easton L4.0, the first thing I noticed was the new grip tape being used on all of the Easton Raw Power softball bats. The gauze grip tape is thin, similar to athletic tape and offers no cushion at all.  You won’t need to regrip this bat with athletic tape.

  • Feel: All Easton slow pitch softball bats have a smooth feel, and the Easton L4.0 Brett Helmer signature model is no exception. There is no excessive vibration in the bat, even when I missed the sweet spot and hit the ball down closer to the taper. The Easton L4.0 is smooth and forgiving thanks to the Black Carbon in the handle. The weight distribution is nice for an end-load, and does not feel too end heavy.
  • Stiffness: The Easton L4.0 Raw PowerSlow Pitch Softball Bat is as stiff as they come
  • Sweet Spot and Pop: The 12-inch barrel is more forgiving than other softball bats, and the pop is as great.  The  Easton L4.0 Raw PowerSlow Pitch Softball Bat is on par with legendary Easton softball bats of the past

For the feel of an end-loaded softball bat, and the stiffness of a one piece bat, the Brett Helmer signature Easton L4.0 Raw Power Bat is an excellent choice.

Cheapbats offers the outstanding Easton L4.0 Raw Power Slow Pitch Softball Bat at a great price.