2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
7/8 Inch Tapered Handle With New Thinner Leather Grip For More Control
Approved For Play In USSSA, NSA, & ISA
Colorway: Aqua / Black / Lime Green
Powerload Swing Weight
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Independent Movement Between Barrel & Handle
LS-2X Composite Barrel Features Slugger Exclusive Game Ready Performance
New Copa End Cap For Improved Barrel Compression
New Removable Pyramid Taper For Top Notch Comfort
Patented VCX Vibration Control Connection
Supreme Energy Transfer & Increased Power On Contact
Louisville Slugger softball bats are the be all end all on any slow pitch diamond. For the 2019 season, bring the thunder with the 2019 Z5 Powerload, designed with an additional half-ounce of weight, which translates into increased momentum and power at the plate. Featuring the all-new COPA End Cap for optimized barrel compression on contact, this bat is perfect for hitters ready to mash. The LS-2X Composite Barrel and patented VCX Construction gives you a combination of flawless feel and powerful performance endorsed by Louisville Slugger Pro Ryan Stovall. Louisville Slugger: Leave Your Mark!
This 2019 Louisville Slugger Z5 Powerload USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTLZ5U19P) features a standard 2 1/4-inch barrel diameter, a removable pyramid grip taper, and an extra half-ounce end loaded swing weight. With multiple certification stamps, this model is approved for play in USSSA, NSA, and ISA. Swing for the fences with a Z5 and buy one of these Louisville Slugger slow pitch bats today with free shipping and full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here from click to hit!
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About the Brand
In 1842, J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to the United States. Eight years before, the 1834 Book of Sports had made its debut as the nation's first publication covering baseball. But when he arrived in Baltimore, J. Frederick Hillerich would never have dreamed of the future impact his family would have on America's favorite pastime.
After a short while, the Hillerichs moved to Louisville, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop in 1856. Two of his sons, Adam and John Andrew "Bud" were born in the United States and would later join their father in his business. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in operation and filled orders for businesses by custom-turning everything from balusters to bedposts.
The firm thrived, and by 1875 the little woodworking shop employed about 20 people. In 1880 Bud Hillerich, who was an amateur baseball player, became an apprentice in his father's shop. Young Bud made his own baseball bats along with bats for several of his teammates.
The debate over the origins of the first bat continues to generate controversy among baseball enthusiasts, but the younger Hillerich was most certainly involved in getting his father's business involved with what would become the company's signature item. According to company legend, the first bat was turned by Bud for Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team - the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero, and Browning accepted. After the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash, according to the story, Browning got three hits with it in the next game.
Louisville Slugger gloves are worn by more pitchers in Major League Baseball than any other glove.
|Approved For||ISA NSA USSSA|
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/4"|
|Hitting Style||Power Hitter|
|Knob Sticker Size||1.5 Inch|
|Price||$200 - $299.99|
|Softball Bats||Slow Pitch|
|Swing Weight||Slightly End-Loaded|
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