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2 3/4
Victus
USSSA
VSBV2X8
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 Victus Vandal 2.0 USSSA Drop 8
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9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
3/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2. 2022 F5
2 3/4
9.1/10
Marucci
USSSA
MSBF538
07/01/21
Drop 8

2022 Marucci F5 USSSA Drop 8
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9.1
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: July 1, 2021
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2 3/4
Easton
USSSA
SL22AL8
10/07/21
Drop 8

2022 Easton Alpha ALX USSSA Drop 8
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8.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXZ8Z-22
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 DeMarini Zoa USSSA Drop 8
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The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 8 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and moderately loaded swing. Compared to other drop 8s, it is a bit stiffer in the connection joint which gives more feedback on the hands. The two-piece composite barrel sounds great and competes with the CF, its sister bat, for space. If you want a top of the line USSSA bat in a drop 8 that is not named the CF, then the ZOA could be your best bet. (That assumes, of course, that you want to pay $50 more dollars too).

The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 8 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and moderately loaded swing. Compared to other drop 8s, it is a bit stiffer in the connection joint which gives more feedback on the hands. The two-piece composite barrel sounds great and competes with the CF, its sister bat, for space. If you want a top of the line USSSA bat in a drop 8 that is not named the CF, then the ZOA could be your best bet. (That assumes, of course, that you want to pay $50 more dollars too). Full Review

9.4
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXC8Z-22
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 DeMarini Zen USSSA Drop 8
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9.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 3/4
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WBL2529010
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta USSSA Drop 8
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The 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta in a drop 8 looks to be a fantastic choice for the player that has a high budget, wants the best Slugger can offer and needs a big barrel with a moderately light swing. The bat gets high praise from anyone who tries it. Although many prefer the CF or Marucci CAT Composite, the Slugger Meta USSSA is a reasonable choice for any considering a high end drop 8. It's a two piece composite with an absolutely massive barrel.

The 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta in a drop 8 looks to be a fantastic choice for the player that has a high budget, wants the best Slugger can offer and needs a big barrel with a moderately light swing. The bat gets high praise from anyone who tries it. Although many prefer the CF or Marucci CAT Composite, the Slugger Meta USSSA is a reasonable choice for any considering a high end drop 8. It's a two piece composite with an absolutely massive barrel. Full Review

8.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 5/8
Easton
USA
YBB22ADV8
10/07/21
Drop 8

2022 Easton ADV 360 USA Drop 8
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The 2022 Easton ADV 360 in a drop 8 is the same bat but with a slightly different paint job when compared to the 2021. This version, if you look close enough, has a navy background color instead of the black from last year. But, all other features, including the barrel material, handle material, power boost knob are the same. The grip, though, is not a Lizard skin but, instead, a custom Easton. The bat comes in a 30 through 32-inch.

The 2022 Easton ADV 360 in a drop 8 is the same bat but with a slightly different paint job when compared to the 2021. This version, if you look close enough, has a navy background color instead of the black from last year. But, all other features, including the barrel material, handle material, power boost knob are the same. The grip, though, is not a Lizard skin but, instead, a custom Easton. The bat comes in a 30 through 32-inch. Full Review

9.1
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
FLX+ Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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2 3/4
Victus
USSSA
VSBNX8
Drop 8

2021 Victus Nox USSSA Drop 8
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Victus Nox was once only a BBCOR bat. Now, it's a USSSA bat too in a drop 10, 8, and 5. The drop 8 version, featured here, is a two-piece hybrid bat with a big barrel, smooth connection on impact, and uses a unique threaded connection to help dampen stings on mishits. The alloy barrel is ready to go out of the wrapper and the drop 8 runs a bit heavier than your traditional composite two-piece bats (like the CF). But, hitters who want a durable two-piece hybrid in a drop 8 and don't want the Marucci CAT 9 Connect (Marucci also owns Victus, FYI), should really like the Drop 8 Nox. We think the Drop 8 is the sweet spot of the USSSA Victus line and would push most in that direction if they can swing it. The wide range of sizes and player feedback make it the best-reviewed Nox of the lineup.

Victus Nox was once only a BBCOR bat. Now, it's a USSSA bat too in a drop 10, 8, and 5. The drop 8 version, featured here, is a two-piece hybrid bat with a big barrel, smooth connection on impact, and uses a unique threaded connection to help dampen stings on mishits. The alloy barrel is ready to go out of the wrapper and the drop 8 runs a bit heavier than your traditional composite two-piece bats (like the CF). But, hitters who want a durable two-piece hybrid in a drop 8 and don't want the Marucci CAT 9 Connect (Marucci also owns Victus, FYI), should really like the Drop 8 Nox. We think the Drop 8 is the sweet spot of the USSSA Victus line and would push most in that direction if they can swing it. The wide range of sizes and player feedback make it the best-reviewed Nox of the lineup. Full Review

10
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF- Stiff
5/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date:
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9. 2021 Techzilla
2 3/4
8.2/10
Anderson
USSSA
YB21ZILLA8
08/01/20
Drop 8

2021 Anderson Techzilla USSSA Drop 8
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8.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBCC98
10/01/20
Drop 8

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect USSSA Drop 8
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The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in a drop 8 USSSA might be our favorite USSSA bat of the year. It swings great, has a fantastic balance, and hits the ball as hard (or harder) than any other USSSA drop 8 on the market. The price point and durability compared to the CF make it a really compelling choice. Hitters looking for a durable drop 8 bat with top performance, a good price, and a great two-piece feel should like the CAT 9 Connect a lot.

The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in a drop 8 USSSA might be our favorite USSSA bat of the year. It swings great, has a fantastic balance, and hits the ball as hard (or harder) than any other USSSA drop 8 on the market. The price point and durability compared to the CF make it a really compelling choice. Hitters looking for a durable drop 8 bat with top performance, a good price, and a great two-piece feel should like the CAT 9 Connect a lot. Full Review

10
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
FLX+ Stiff
5/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXGO821
08/01/20
Drop 8

2021 DeMarini The Goods One Piece USSSA Drop 8
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Our hitters liked the drop 8 more than the drop 10. That added weight balance really helped to dampen the sting on mishit balls. But, to be sure, we wouldn't recommend the drop 8 if it were the wrong size. The 2021 Demarini The Goods USSSA drop 8 is a single-piece alloy with a good-sized barrel, balanced swing (for a drop 8), and top-end performance on our exit speed tests. Our review rates it

Our hitters liked the drop 8 more than the drop 10. That added weight balance really helped to dampen the sting on mishit balls. But, to be sure, we wouldn't recommend the drop 8 if it were the wrong size. The 2021 Demarini The Goods USSSA drop 8 is a single-piece alloy with a good-sized barrel, balanced swing (for a drop 8), and top-end performance on our exit speed tests. Our review rates it Full Review

8.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
2/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 23-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXC8Z21
08/01/20
Drop 8

2021 DeMarini CF USSSA Drop 8
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If you struggle with the durability in the drop 10 CF, then your answer might be the drop 8 version of the 2021 DeMarini CF. There are no changes between the 2020 and 2021 CF. As always, the drop 8 is a moderately balanced, big barrel two-piece composite bat. The semif-flexible handle feels just like most kids want it to. The swing weight is right in line with the average of drop 8 bats on the market. If you can swing a drop 8 then it will be hard to find another bat you like more than the drop 8 2021 DeMarini CF.

If you struggle with the durability in the drop 10 CF, then your answer might be the drop 8 version of the 2021 DeMarini CF. There are no changes between the 2020 and 2021 CF. As always, the drop 8 is a moderately balanced, big barrel two-piece composite bat. The semif-flexible handle feels just like most kids want it to. The swing weight is right in line with the average of drop 8 bats on the market. If you can swing a drop 8 then it will be hard to find another bat you like more than the drop 8 2021 DeMarini CF. Full Review

10
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXC8Z-20
08/01/19
Drop 8

2020 DeMarini CF USSSA Drop 8
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
FLX+ Stiff
5/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: August 1, 2019
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2 3/4
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WTLSLP9X820
09/15/19
Drop 8

2020 Louisville Slugger Prime USSSA Drop 8
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: September 15, 2019
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBP288S
10/01/19
Drop 8

2020 Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal USSSA Drop 8
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9.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBF52X8
10/01/19
Drop 8

2020 Marucci F5 USSSA Drop 8
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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2 3/4
Easton
USSSA
SL20ADV8
09/01/19
Drop 8

2020 Easton ADV 360 USSSA Drop 8
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: September 1, 2019
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18. 2020 Alpha 360
2 3/4
/10
Easton
USSSA
SL20AL8
09/01/19
Drop 8

2020 Easton Alpha 360 USSSA Drop 8
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: September 1, 2019
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19. 2020 Alpha 360
2 5/8
/10
Easton
USSSA
SL20AL58
09/01/19
Drop 8

2020 Easton Alpha 360 USSSA Drop 8
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: September 1, 2019
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2 5/8
Easton
USA
YBB20ADV8
09/01/19
Drop 8

2020 Easton ADV 360 USA Drop 8
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8.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: September 1, 2019
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