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When it comes to hitting bombs on a regular basis like the professional slowpitch softball players, you need to have the gear the pros use. In the case of the 2013 Demarini Stadium CL22 slowpitch softball bat, that is exactly what you are getting. Demarini designed the bat from scratch for Long Haul Bombers star, Chris Larsen. Larsen is one of the most well-known players in the sport and when he told Demarini what he wanted, they created this bat.
This bat is the one that Larsen is currently using this season on the Long Haul Bombers Stadium Power Tour that is taking them to several Major League Baseball parks including Minute Maid Park (July 19), Target Field (August 2) and Marlins Park (August 16).
The thing about slowpitch softball is that you are supposed to hit the ball far and hard every time. It isn’t like you are swinging at a 100 mph fastball. With the CL22 bat, you are getting an extremely end loaded bat that is meant to help you crush the ball. It is constructed with a 4.ONE composite barrel and a SC4 alloy handle. While it is two pieces, as with most Demarini bats, it was blended together using state of the art technology that makes it feel like a single piece.
This bat retails currently for $300, but is one that will last for the entire season when used properly. It is cliché at this point for some companies to say their bats are hot out of the wrapper, but this bat, like many in the current Demarini line is just that. As soon as you take it out of the wrapper, you can hit home runs unlike ever before. The composite used to make the barrel allows the ball to jump off the bat with more consistency and with more distance. The way the bat was constructed allows for you to swing normally without a lot of power and still watch the ball sail over the fence.
The 2013 Demarini Stadium CL22 slowpitch softball bat is approved for play in ISA, USSSA, ISF and NSA sanctioned leagues and is USSSA 1.20 BPF. It comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty and is available on Cheap Bats.