Most city-run slowpitch softball leagues require the use of metal bats with a single wall design. The 2020 DeMarini Steel is hands down the most popular and highest performing metal slowpitch softball bat on the market.
The DeMarini Steel uses a hardened metal that goes through a carburizing process to give the 2020 Steel a hard and durable barrel. Why does a hard barrel matter? The ASA softball used in many leagues and organizations is on the softer side. Softer compression softballs are hit better with a harder barrel. The Steel is the only slowpitch bat that undergoes such a hardening process.
The performance of the Steel is unrivaled by any other current single wall, alloy softball bat. The 2 piece design with a separate handle and barrel provide excellent whip and trampoline on contact, while also minimizing felt vibration. I play almost exclusively in metal bat, single wall leagues and I am not exaggerating when I say everyone uses the DeMarini Steel.
The Steel is one of the most durable slowpitch bats available. I have two of the 2016 Steels that have been used by my entire team every week for nearly 3 years straight with no damage or decrease in performance. The Steel does come with a one year warranty just in case.
An extra hard barrel and 2 piece design make the 2020 DeMarini Steel softball bat unquestionably the best bat option when a single-wall metal bat is needed.