A bat built to run this game. Just like you. Introducing the 2022 Xeno Fastpitch Bat from Louisville Slugger. Stronger players who love a stiffer feel and connection love our two-piece IST Technology and the Dual-Disc S1ID™ Performance Composite Barrel that’s game-ready as soon as you step to the plate. The X-CAP End Cap and standard fastpitch grip helps deliver improved performance and feel on every swing.
Dual-Disc S1ID™ Barrel The Performance Composite Design is centered around our patented Dual-Disc S1ID™ barrel technology that is ready for game action right out of the wrapper, eliminating the need for any break-in period prior to use.
IST™ Technology Two-Piece Construction The two-piece design of the Xeno is all about stiffness. Stronger players who prefer that feel keep coming back to this bat for our exclusive IST™ Technology that keeps the feel stiff and solid on contact.
X-Cap™ Design Our innovative X-Cap™ design pairs perfectly with the stiff feel of the bat, improving performance and feel of the bat on every swing.
Swing Weight The mass is perfectly distributed throughout the barrel across all weight drops and complements the stiffer connection, allowing the player to achieve maximum power with each and every swing.
Standard Fastpitch Grip Our grip improves feel and comfort at the dish and has been tested rigorously and been proven to be what players prefer in a grip.
2 1/4 Inches
ASA, ISA, ISF, NSA, USSSA
The following are tips and tricks to take care of your bat and make sure that you properly break it in for maximum performance. At the end of this post there are some illegal break in procedures that you should absolutely avoid. Some stores and websites offer to roll or shave a bat. We do not recommend this as both are illegal and can result in multiple issues for you.
Rotate your bat 1/4 turn each swing to distribute the hitting surface evenly
Limit the bat to individual use.
Do not use in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do not store the bat in extremely hot or cold temperature areas. It takes about 4 hours for a bat to reach the temperature that it is in. You can use the bats in colder weather as long as they are stored in warm places.
Do not use the bat to hit the dirt off of your metal cleats
Use regulation leather covered baseballs and softballs. Avoid the dimpled cage balls. It's best to keep an old bat, wood or a cheaper alloy for practice.
Do not hit waterlogged balls
Routinely check your bat for any damage
Aluminum / Alloy bats do not require a break-in period. These bats are ''hot out of the wrapper'' and can be used in a game right away.
Composite bats may require a break-in period. If you feel your bat is not at optimal performance out of the wrapper, we recommend about 50-100 swings either off of a tee or by soft toss with a 1/4 rotation of the barrel after each swing. Some bats will require more break in, and others less but please remember composite bat life spans are directly related to how many impacts it receives. Each "Break In" hit takes away overall life of the bat! Once broken In, we recommend that you save you bat for Game Use Only.
Illegal Break In Services: Why Rolling Bats or Shaving Bats is Illegal and the Ramifications. Learn More
We recommend the longest and heaviest bat that you can swing without losing bat speed. Although the Feel of the bat will be the most important factor. You have to make sure it feels right to you. The more you like it the more confident you will be at the plate!
We usually start with a length based on a player's height and weight as seen above. As far as the best weight, it is difficult to make a recommendation because it will vary from player to player depending on one's personal preference, hitting style, bat speed, and strength. If you need some help please contact us or come into the store and we will size you for a bat. While bats can have the same measurements they often feel different and it's beneficial to take some swings with them at the store.
Baseball unlike Fastpitch Softball has certain Drop (Length-to-Weight Ratio) requirements per age group. It is important to keep track of these as there is a certain point over 4 years where you have to have a different drop each year. If you can swing the heavier earlier without hurting your swing it can be beneficial.
12 & Under (12u): Any Drop
13 & Under (13u): Must be a DROP 8 or Heavier
14 & Under (14u): Must be a DROP 5 or Heavier
15 & Under (15u): Must be a BBCOR (Drop 3)
High School (Regardless of Age): Must be a BBCOR (Drop 3)
The ''DROP'' as some may call it, or the number with the MINUS in front of it is the LENGTH-to-WEIGHT ratio. This defines the difference between the length of the bat in inches and the weight of the bat in ounces. The larger the number, the lighter the bat.
Thank you for your interest in shopping with us. Here are a few of our shipping guidelines:
Shipping is Calculated at Checkout based on Delivery Location
Orders placed after 2:00 pm EST will be processed the following business day.
UPS Shipping Days are based on Business Days (Saturday & Sunday are not included).
We ship Monday thru Friday.
Pick Up In Store: You can always select Pick Up In Store if you don't want your order shipped. We will pull your order and have it waiting for you upon your next visit!
We ship to the contiguous 48 States. Unfortunately we do not ship internationally or to P.O. Boxes.
IMPORTANT NOTE:UPS currently only guarantees Next Day Shipping. They do not guarantee 2nd Day Shipments.
Bats MUST BE in the Wrapper to be Eligible for Return. Our Return policy lasts for 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in its Original Packaging, Unused and in the same condition that you received it. READ MORE