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What size bat should I get?


Right now I have a 32/22 DeMarini Phenix. I want to get a second Composite Bat that’s maybe a little bit lighter. Should I get a 31/21? Or 32/20? Or a 32/21?

I don’t know if I should change the length, but I’m just not sure.


(P.S Im a 13 year old Fastpitch Softball player)



Get one you’re comfortable with, and can swing easily. We have no idea if you’re 4′8″ and 80 lbs, or 5′8″ and 140 lbs.


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How To Care For A Sofball Glove The Right Way

Your new Fastpitch Softball Glove is something to be cherished. You should care for your Softball glove just as any quality item you own. Your new jeans need to stay laundered and pressed. Your cell phone needs to stay charged and clean. Your car has to be oiled and lubed and maintained on a consistent basis as well. This article will explain how to Care for and Maintain your new Fastpitch Softball glove the Right Way. If you take care of it, it will take care of you on the field.

Your New Glove is made of leather, a natural product. Leather will break down or deteriorate from repeated exposure to heat and moisture. Perspiration is hard on your glove, but unavoidable in hot weather. The conditioners in the Glove Leather will help protect it from normal perspiration.

Saliva is really bad for leather; it will break down the leather. That’s what our saliva is for, it breaks down our food, and so it will do the same on leather over time. Don’t spit in your glove.

Clean your glove with a towel or clean cloth to remove the dirt and dust. Do this between games just as you should with your game cleats. This not only helps them to last longer, but it makes them look much better. These are things college coaches are looking for during recruiting trips – just a hint there. Remember, if you take care of your glove it will take care of you on the field.

Leaving your glove out in the weather will ruin it also. Put your glove away, inside when not using it. If your glove gets really wet, from rain or water you should dry it as much as you can with a towel and then leave it to dry in a cool place. Don’t leave it in the back window of the car and don’t leave it in the trunk either. The sun will dry out a wet glove and remove the oils and conditioners. The trunk, especially if you leave it in your gear bag, won’t allow good for airflow around your glove and it won’t dry properly. Don’t use a blow dryer either, that is as bad as leaving it in the back window of your car and don’t put it in the oven to dry either.

Clean your glove with a towel and wipe the dirt, dust or mud from it. If it is really muddy or scraped, after cleaning it you should apply a light coat of conditioner. Wipe any excess conditioner from the glove and put it in a cool dry place.

To maintain the inner lining, you should wear a Batting Glove. This will help keep the perspiration away from the lining. If your batting glove gets wet, replace it with a dry one. This will help the inner lining last for years.

When the season is over and you need to store the glove for an extended time, make sure it is dry and clean then put a softball in the pocket and tie it with a rubber band, pre-wrap or string and store it in a cool dry place. On your trophy shelf may be a good spot. Someplace that has airflow and no direct heat or sun.

These tips will help you care for your softball glove the right way.  Take care of your glove and it will take care of you on the field.

About the Author

Brad is a fastpitch softball enthusiast and has been involved in fastpitch softball and baseball for 20 years as a parent and coach. For more information on this subject and others please visit for some of the best fastpitch Softball Gloves and related accessories. Talk about Fastpitch Softball over at

Which bat is better- Miken Halo LIGHT or Miken Icon LIGHT?


I need a light bat, because my arms are sticks! 0: So, I am wondering which one is better for a beginner fastpitch softball player. & Is the Miken Icon pink? B/c in the pictures, it looks light pink, but it could be silver or something. I don’t know. Thanks (:



Well the Miken Icon bat is a -10 so its not really “light” its actually heavy for a bat. And its not really pink, well you can get them in different colours I think. My friend has a silver one, but I’ve seen blue ones and I may have seen a pink one.

The Miken Halo bat is -12 so its getting light, but if you want a really light bat go with a Worth Storm, Rawlings Instinct, or a Louisville Odyessey.

But the lighter bat of those two is the Miken Halo. Also if you’re just going to be playing Rec, the team will have bats, I never owned a bat until I had played softball for 5 years. (haha my parents we’re cheap and always made me use the team bats), but now I have a bat.

But yeah,

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