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Tips To Improve Your Chances Of Playing College Softball

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 26, 2017 1:16:55 PM

You've buckled down and decided that playing sports in college is a must.

While this article is softball recruiting specific, the team at JustBats.com has put together a list of recommendations and tips for how to get recruited that applies to all sports. It rarely is one game or moment that is the reason a player is recruited, but rather the lifestyle choices and habits they create throughout their high school days (and sometimes even earlier). How do you stack up? Are you ready to get recruited?

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Topics: Lists

Q&A: Mike Carozza, WhatProsWear.com Founder

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 24, 2017 2:13:41 PM

Mike Carozza grew up like a lot of us; he always tried to emulate his baseball heroes.

From Ken Griffey, Jr. to Rickey Henderson, Carozza wanted to be like these players. He knew their stances, stat lines, and, of course, what equipment they wore. Carozza's vision was to have an online community where anyone could see what pros wear, and deliver in a fun and meaningful way. Thus, the idea for WhatProsWear.com was hatched.

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

4 Best Baseball Themed Board Games

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 19, 2017 9:19:44 AM

It is hard to remember that there was a time when sports fans didn't use a computer simulator to recreate their favorite sport. At one time, the only way to play a sport in your own home was by purchasing a board game. Baseball has produced some classic board games over the years and in this article we look at four of the very best.

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Topics: Lists

8 Tips On How To Get Out Of A Hitting Slump

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 17, 2017 4:35:18 PM

Hitting is not easy. But, you already knew that.

Have you ever been in a hitting slump? Maybe you're experiencing one right now and can't even buy a hit. From tee ball all the way up to the Major Leagues, every hitter is going to suffer a slump at some point during their career. But, rest assured, your next hitting streak is one pitch away.

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Topics: Training, How To

The State Of COMBAT Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 12, 2017 1:54:00 PM

What happened?

In July 2016, Performance Sports Group (PSG) announced a restructing of its baseball and softball segment. In doing so, CEO Harlan Kent said, "We believe it is in the best interest of our company, customers and shareholders to streamline our baseball/softball business uner a single infrastructure to better focus our efforts on creating the most innovative products while maximizing our financial results."

When the dust settled, the company that produced the beloved "for players, by players" COMBAT brand was gone.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, Industry News, JustBats.com Exclusives

Bat Review: 2018 Marucci F5 Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 10, 2017 3:03:17 PM

In March 2017, Marucci filed for a new trademark: F5.

Was it a computer keyboard key? A Battleship move? An aircraft? Or, could it be, Marucci is taking another step to revolutionize the game?

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Topics: Bat Reviews, Vendors / Brands

Q&A: Henry Fitzpatrick, Easton Bat Manager

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 5, 2017 4:33:52 PM

In 1972, Easton introduced the world to the first true aluminum bat.

Easton's history is littered with factoids that any company should boast. Their long-standing relationship with the Little League World Series, starting in 1922 and growing to the top position in the bat industry, and continuing to push the boundaries of innovation. This includes, of course, recent introductions of the Easton Lock & Load baseball bat and the Easton Ghost Fastpitch bat.

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

6 Best 2017 Slow Pitch Softball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 3, 2017 10:15:35 AM

There's nothing better than slow pitch softball in the summertime.  

Softball allows athletes to get outside, compete against others on the diamond, and hit home runs with their favorite bat like nobody's business. The team at JustBats.com has had the opportunity to hear player feedback and read customer reviews on the 2017 models, and from what we've gathered, these are the six best slow pitch softball bats. Have you had the chance to swing one?

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Topics: Slow Pitch Bats, Lists

Should I Use Batting Gloves?

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 28, 2017 8:50:29 PM

The debate rages on...

Batting gloves vs no batting gloves?

One of the most contentious baseball debates for the last century isn’t about what position is the hardest or what pitch should I throw in what count. No, it's should you wear batting gloves or not?

Every baseball and softball player from all levels wear batting gloves. But are they necessary? Is there a benefit to having batting gloves or is it all just for show? Do they give you an extra edge?

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Topics: Gloves, Uncategorized

7 Best Training Tools for Baseball and Softball

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 26, 2017 4:38:51 PM

"You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first."

Baseball and softball are difficult sports to master. Your competition is always trying to improve. Enhancing your game takes patience, time, and dedication. Are you stressed out yet?

First of all, have fun. That's the most important thing, but--luckily--there are also helpful training tools that can help you achieve even more success on the ballfield. Here are the seven (7) best training tools to consider.

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Topics: Training, Lists