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10+ Best Fastpitch Softball Drills & Tips

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 20, 2017 1:19:42 PM

Are you a first-time softball coach? Maybe, you're a veteran coach looking to polish up the ol' practice plan. Or, you're an elite softball player who is looking to get better on the diamond. Either way, the team at JustBats.com is here to help make yourself and your team excel. Hitting, fielding, pitching, and catching drills are all equally important and need to be practiced tirelessly so team goals can be accomplished. Without further ado, here are the best softball drills for fastpitch softball. 

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Topics: Softball Bats, Lists

6 Best 2017 Metal Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 13, 2017 3:14:04 PM

Aluminum bats have a trampoline effect. This is the main benefit of a metal baseball bat over a wooden bat. Simply, a metal bat springs the ball back off from the bat. So, hitting a baseball with a wood bat is like jumping on your floor, whereas hitting a ball with a metal baseball bat is like jumping on your bed.

Easton created the first aluminum bat in 1972. Louisville Slugger followed. Then, in 1974, the NCAA legalized metal baseball bats for use in college games. And, the revolution was complete. With more manufacturers making enhancements, JustBats.com compiled a list of the six (6) best 2017 metal baseball bats based on customer feedback, bat reviews, and internal feedback.

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7 Best End Loaded Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 24, 2017 4:06:50 PM

What's better between a balanced bat and an end loaded bat? The answer is 100% subjective and will vary from player to player and bat to bat.

End loaded bats tend to be favored by power hitters, but all types of players use these bats. Because of that, JustBats.com has ranked the best end loaded bats based on customer feedback, reviews, and popularity.

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7 Best Balanced Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 11, 2017 1:50:48 PM

What's better between a balanced bat and an end loaded bat? The answer is 100% subjective and will vary from player to player and bat to bat.

Balanced baseball bats tend to be the preferred option for contact hitters, but all types of players at every level of the game use them. Because of that, JustBats.com has ranked the best balanced bats based on customer feedback, reviews, and popularity.

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Topics: Lists

The 4 Best Rain Delay Games In Baseball

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 4, 2017 2:10:12 PM

Have you ever had a day where it was hard to focus because you couldn’t wait for the game you had that night?

So, imagine you're at the ballpark, warmups are complete, and first pitch is right around the corner, and it hits, the torrential downpour from Mother Nature. Rain delay. Trust me, we have all been there. And while there are a number of ways to fill your time during a rain delay, JustBats.com collected the four (4) best ways ballplayers have entertained themselves during rain delay games.

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The 5 Best Sunflower Seeds

Posted by JustBats.com on Sep 26, 2017 6:32:53 AM

Sunflower seeds and baseball. Baseball and sunflower seeds. They are a match made in heaven. Spittin' seeds go hand-in-hand with America's pastime, which is why JustBats.com has assembled the five (5) best sunflower seeds for baseball. 

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The 5 Best Bubble Gums For Baseball

Posted by JustBats.com on Sep 5, 2017 9:26:47 AM

When it comes to playing baseball, there is nothing like having a massive wad of gum stuck in your cheek while you bark from the bench or stare down your opponent from the mound. Chewing gum and spitting seeds have become synonymous with playing baseball. You can't do one without the other.

JustBats.com compiled the five (5) best gums for baseball based on a combination of taste, bubble size, and how long the flavor lasts. Did your gum of choice make it?

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7 Great Louisville Slugger Bat Movie Appearances

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 21, 2017 10:03:56 AM

Since 1884, Louisville Slugger has been synonmous with baseball bats.

Louisville Slugger bats are intertwined with American pop culture, which is why it's no surprise that the iconic wood bat pops up in Hollywood movies. The bat company has produced bats for some of the most famous baseball films, including The Natural, A League Of Their Own, and Field Of Dreams.

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5 Best Illegal Bats Of All-Time

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 2, 2017 11:50:45 AM

Illegal. Banned.

These are words you don't want to see associated with your favorite bat. Baseball and softball leagues have bat standards set by governing bodies that dictate what bats are acceptable for use. To become certified, bats must pass tests conducted by independent labs, which is what BBCOR Certification and USABat Standard use. When a bat passes the independent test, the bat manufacturer is notified, and the corresponding certification stamp can be placed on the bat.

And when a bat doesn't pass? That's when the bats are deemed illegal or banned.

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Topics: Lists, Bat Rules & Regulations

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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