Rated 4 out of 5 by jxmar Great Value, increased pop
My 14 year old daughter is moved from house to competitive starting this fall so it was time to upgrade equipment. At 19 oz. for a 32", the Mendoza is lighter than I would like. But a faster bat speed would help her with faster pitchers, so we considered it. I did a lot of research online and the reviews for this bat were solid. It was between this and a deal on a discontinued double-walled composite bat at another store for $200. It seems the double-walled bats are much more likely to break for 2-3 times the price, so we went with this.
My daughter has been able to hit it to the outfield in previous years, but this summer she didn't have any hits to the outfield with her 22 oz aluminum bat. Her first hit with this bat made landed just into the outfield. Her second at-bat landed perfectly between the LF and CF. She was the only girl that game to hit to the outfield and the coach actually moved her to lead-off in the second game. Now her confidence is way up and she is very happy.
My only negatives are that it doesn't come in a heavier weight for teenage girls, and the occasional stingers. Luckily, she's only had one so far. She's willing to put up with those for the added pop.
Nice pop, great durability, great value.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 51MONGO54 Great bat!!
I had bought this bat for my daughter, who plays 8u and from
the time we bought her this, she is been punishing the ball.
Great bat. She is now moving up to fastpitch, and we are going
to go to a 30-17, from her 32-19. Again, she loves the bat.
July 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve S. Good bat for the price
This bat is a good bat for the price, but I believe the DeMarini Bustos bat is worth the extra money. I have both bats and the girls prefer the Bustos bat over the Mendoza bat.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jennifer It has potential
Bought this bat for my 7 year old daughter.. I'm hoping once its broken in it will have a lot of potential. Right now the sweet spot is pretty small; would have loved a larger spot.. I'm not a huge fan of the tip of bat being a complete dud but when my daughter does swing the bat and connects to the sweet spot the ball just zooms right past the fielders.. It's only been two weeks so keeping my fingers cross that'll it be better..
June 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LKDSJBVASKJDBVH Good bat!
My friend has this bat he hit two homers very good bat!!
June 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by taz21017 Good bat for the value
Bought this bat for my 10 year old daughter. The bat is very solid, hits better than the half and half she had before. The balls pop off this bat.
May 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by John Love this product
Great Product! I love this bat! My daughter hit her first grand slam with it!
April 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Softballdad2903 Worst bat ever
We bought this bat at a local dicks retail store, took it home and hit maybe 5 balls with it. It vibrated so bad she would not even try it again. I tried hitting infield with it and it is awfull. Do not waste your money on this bat.
April 1, 2013