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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger TPS Catalyst Youth Fastpitch Softball Bat: FP12CY -11.5
My daughter is 12 years old, but small for her age. Would this bat be a good fit for her? She is 5' tall and weighs around 90 pounds, but she does play a lot of softball in the spring and summer, will the bat hold up?
The -11.5 should be perfect for your daughter It will be lighter for her so she can get the bat around faster. The durability with this bat has not been a problem so it should hold up for her just fine.
My 12 y.o. daughter uses the Catalyst FP12C2 (31") as her "good" bat (and loves it). I need a similar length & weight & feel (& much cheaper) practice bat for use with pitching machines -- would this be a reasonable bat to consider for that purpose?
The Louisville Slugger TPS Catalyst Youth: FP12CY -11.5 Fastpitch bat would be a decent choice. The biggest difference is that the FP12CY is going to be a youth model and it is also an alloy design versus the composite design of the FP12C2. With that being said, you are only paying $29.99 for a practice bat and you are saving the life span of her game bat.
Is this a composite?
No, the Louisville Slugger TPS Catalyst Youth: FP12CY -11.5 Fastpitch bat is a one-piece alloy design. The TPS Catalyst is approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF.
Would this bat be a good bat for a 7 year old starting coach pitch softball? Do you suggest a different bat?
Actually, the Louisville Slugger TPS Catalyst Youth: FP12CY -11.5 Fastpitch bat is a very nice choice for a 7 yr old. The TPS Catalyst has a nice balanced swing weight, so it won't swing as heavy as some of the other bats on the market. The Catalyst is designed for a youth player, so it will fit a 7 year old softball player very well.
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