How do you hit more home runs in slow pitch softball?
Strategies in bat selection and batting technique can lead to the coveted home run in slow-pitch softball. Send the ball deep into outfield or over the fence by delivering maximum bat-head speed as you swing through the hitting zone using a bat that feels comfortable in your hands and allows you to swing quickly.
Who has the fastest bat speed?
Right now, Eric Hosmer of the Royals has the highest recorded exit velocity at 106.1 mph. But it is entirely possible that the player with the highest bat speed is a singles hitter swinging a light bat.
Will a heavier bat hit farther?
Doubling the mass of the bat results in an increase of almost 12mph. So, using a heavier bat should result in faster hit balls, which means the hit ball will travel farther.
Why can’t I hit a slow pitch softball?
One common reason players can’t hit a slow pitch softball is because they are using the wrong bat. You want to have good control over the bat and feel comfortable using it. The size of the bat will not affect how far you hit the ball as much as making square contact with the ball and how fast you swing the bat.
How do you hit a slow pitch softball with backspin?
Level to slightly upward swing and hit the ball just below the equator, or a tomahawk swing where the bat head is above the hands and the bat snap is timed to put backspin on the ball. Bagz likes this.
What is a fast bat speed?
Exit velocity (also known as batted ball speed) is also becoming a more commonly cited and displayed metric, especially since these speeds at which baseballs leave the hitters’ bats can exceed 100 miles per hour – always a captivating and almost “magic” number for sports fans.
How fast is a bat swung?
Based on their testing of professional hitters, Zepp’s app says the typical bat speed at impact is between 70 and 90 mph.