7/8 Inch Standard Fastpitch Handle Diameter
-8 Length To Weight Ratio
Approved For Play In USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA, & ISF
Balanced Swing Weight Recommended For Both Contact & Power Hitters
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance
LS Comfortable Synthetic Bat Grip
Patented IST Technology Provides Stiffer Feel & More Power
Patented S1ID Barrel Technology: Provides Ultimate Performance On The First Swing
Two-Piece, Fully Composite Softball Bat
Ultra Lightweight X-Cap Increases Swing Speed While Maximizing Barrel Length
2020 Louisville Slugger Xeno X20 -8 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTLFPXND820
Power hitters need powerful bats and this one has muscle to spare. The Xeno line is Louisville's most popular choice for fastpitch softball and they're updated with new performance features in 2020. The X20 features a two-piece design with pro-grade balance and response for batters who need lots of momentum but also superior feel. From high-level teens to Olympians, this bat offers comfort, performance, and durability to keep you knocking in key runs for many seasons to come.
This bat features Louisville's IST XStiff two-piece construction to join the handle and barrel. Expect powerful energy transfer on contact with decreased vibrations in your hands and arms. A premium S1ID barrel offers a massive sweet spot and low break-in period. You'll not only feel the pop from this composite barrel but also hear the impressive crack that's a signature of Louisville Slugger bats. This model has a -8 drop weight, so it's ideal for true power hitters who need extra mass during their swing. With superb balance, it's also a good choice for contact hitters who want the option to swing for a long ball.
Louisville has extended this barrel slightly with their proprietary X-Cap technology. It not only improves responsiveness but also helps decrease vibrations. It's a low profile and ultralight cap providing excellent performance without any additional bulk. Louisville's classic Standard FP grip is included and it has been improved this year for increased cushion and better control at speed.
A one-year limited warranty is included with all of Louisville's non-wood bats. Louisville will offer one repair or replacement for any manufacturing defects or on-field damage like severe dents, structural cracks, or broken c
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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||ASA ISA NSA USSSA|
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/4"|
|Hitting Style||Contact Hitter Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 8|
|Price||$200 - $299.99|
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