Louisville Slugger MLB180 Ash Bat
Good bat. Hits smooth and flys. I like the bat and it was fun to play the game.
May 7, 2013
I play slow pitch softball for my church and i just bought this bat and used it at our second practice. I hit about 5 pitches with it and it vibrates really bad. This is the first time ever using a wooden bat. What causes the bad vibration?
April 10, 2013
Good bat for the price
Bought this bat as a back up last year. I've used it mainly in the cages and it has held up well. After about 250 pitches it just started to splinter at the point where the wood grain is the smallest. Cage balls are very hard on a bat so I have to say it held up well. When buying this bat look for straight wood grain and keep lable pointed away from pitcher so the ball hits the flat part of wood grain. Had many pitches hit the handle at 70mph. bat hld up well for what it is. A cheap wooden bat.
March 16, 2013
Good for what you pay for
I have been playing baseball my whole life and the one thing about wood bats I can tell you is they break. Sooner or later it will break, period. This bat is a good bp bat and I would recommend using it with real baseballs and not cage balls. I would recommend that for any bat you own personally. Cage balls are made to last not to save a bat. The bat has great feel and pop. The thing is it is ash which is easy to break but that is also why it is cheap. I rate the bat a 4 out of 5 for an ASH bat. I knew buying it that it would break and it did.
March 15, 2013
Lasted only 12 pitches
Terrible, cheap quality - do not buy if you want to actually use it to play baseball. It broke after only 12 pitches. Tried to contact Louisville Slugger and no response. Waste of money.
March 12, 2013
I see alot of people saying this bat breaks easily. I don't think those people know how to swing a bat correctly. Have had 75mph plus numerous times on the inside of my hands, end of the bat & WILL NOT BREAK. A great buy.
March 6, 2013
This bat has a avery good feel to it the model is terrific. However the wood is kinda low grade. It has alot of pop I hit farther with this bat than an XL3 in bp. I one hopped the fence at our hs field witch is about 310 off of just about 40 mph pitching. I used this bat just for bp all through Jr.High school ball and started to splinter a little bit at the end of the season witch was about 2 and 1/2 months of hitting with it around 5 days a week. The handle is great feeling and the handle and barrel have very good transition spots and join together great. About to by another one. I wish they would make this model in M9 maple or just hard maple.
February 28, 2013
Bought this to have my own bat while competing in the cage with my nephew. Bat had a nice feel when contacting the ball. The 4th round in the batting cage @ 60 mph and the bat split in half. After reading other reviews on this bat, many people have the same problem.
February 1, 2013
Great for hitting slow pitch. It's light but feels great and you'll get a nice pop. However, after about 4 hits at the machine at 70, it broke in half. Yeah, there are 2 ball spots at the end of the bat so take it for what it's worth. This bat has it's place but not with me.
January 30, 2013
Bat cracked first time I used it in batting cage with speed of 50 miles/hour.
January 28, 2013