Fastpitch Softball Bats, also referred to as girls softball bats, feature a smaller barrel of 2 ¼” barrel diameter and are going to have a length to weight ratio, or “drop”, of anywhere between -8 and -13. Fastpitch Softball Bats are only going to be designed for use in girls leagues, and that includes younger girls who might be facing pitchers who are not throwing fast yet. Fastpitch Softball Bats are made from either aluminum or composite. Sometimes the manufacturers mix these two materials and those are called half and half Fastpitch Softball Bats. Typically these are made with a composite handle and an aluminum barrel. There are a couple different leagues that govern the use of Fastpitch Softball Bats, such as such as ASA, ISA, NSA and USSSA, so before purchasing a bat check and see what league you are playing in so you get the correct bat.
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