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Best USA/ASA Slowpitch Softball Bats 2022

Updated August 4, 2022

By Bat Digest

USA and ASA softball bats are effectively the same, USA Softball is the governing body and they make bats that are referred to as USA or ASA approved. After testing several, discussing with a few serious players, and observing who swings what in the professional levels, here is what we think are the best ASA Slowpitch Softball bats on the market today.

The best ASA/USA slowpitch bats for 2022 is the Monsta Torch from any year since 2020.

There. We said it.

But Miken has a couple of good sticks too that you might consider if Monsta isn’t your cup of tea. As well, the value buyer, average rec player or the single wall player has a few options to check out too.

We have compiled our notes, the big-time players and some big-time vendors to come up with the best ASA  Slowpitch Softball Bat. Although the market for 2019 ASA bats is thick, we whittled them down to a manageable few.

Updated August 4, 2022

After watching more ASA slowpitch than we care to admit for 2022 and 2023, we put the Monsta Torch LC at the best ASA bat currently on the market. Although Monsta’s distribution isn’t great, (you are limited to basically eBay or Monsta.com) the bat gets enough rave reviews to be the hands-down best ASA bat for serious players. Of course, if you want a more mainstream bat with a bigger distribution you won’t go wrong with the 2023 Worth Krecher (pronounced “creature”) either.

1. 2023 Monsta Torch

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Certification: Slowpitch - ASA

Sizes: 25, 26, 27

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Drop: 34

Swing Weight: Mid

Serial Number: TORCCHMO22

Original Price: $280

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1. Best USA Slowpitch Softball Bat

2023 Monsta Torch Slowpitch - ASA Drop 34
2023 Monsta Torch

$280

Original Price

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The Monsta TORCH is a legend. So much so that they are hard to find in stock virtually anywhere. COVID and shipping issues have done a real number on the bat’s availability. The Monsta Torch hasn’t changed much over the last couple of years and any version you can find of it is usually just a new colorway of last year’s model. The 2020 Monsta TORCH is one of the favorite USA slowpitch bats ever, and any version subsequent to that is worth picking up if budget is of no concern nd you want the bat most think is the best USA slowpitch bat.

2. 2023 Worth Krecher

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Certification: Slowpitch - ASA

Sizes: 25, 26, 27

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Drop: 34

Swing Weight: Mid+

Serial Number: WRH22A

Original Price: $320

Release Month:

2. Best 2022 ASA Slowpitch Softball Bat

2023 Worth Krecher Slowpitch - ASA Drop 34
2023 Worth Krecher

$320

Original Price

JustBats

Talk to anyone who has used the Worth Krecher and it’s always the same: the bat is good. Huge barrel, balanced swing and pretty soft feel don’t the connection point does wonders for the expectations of every hit. Everything feels like a bomb, and most are. The bat is revered among the internet and is the best not Monsta ASA slowpitch bat for 2022/23.

3. 2023 Miken Vicous

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Certification: Slowpitch - ASA

Sizes: 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Drop: 34

Swing Weight: Heavy

Serial Number: MPRVCA

Original Price: $200

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3. Best USA (Dual Stamp) Slowpitch Bat

2023 Miken Vicous Slowpitch - ASA Drop 34
2023 Miken Vicous

$200

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JustBats

If you want something unique, and need or want a dual stamped bat, then check the 2023 Miken Vicous Maxload. The bat comes with one of the biggest end loads in the game, has a huge range of sizes, and uses a unique two-piece system where the handle and the barrel are made of alloy. Thjis allows for an ultra-durable and hot out-of-the-wrapper bat. As well, the dual-wall design helps it a pass both tests and has truly different performance on the types of softballs you use.

4. 2023 DeMarini Steel Single Wall 12

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Certification: Slowpitch - ASA

Sizes: 8, 7, 6

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Drop: 34

Swing Weight: Heavy

Serial Number: WTDXSTL-22

Original Price: $250

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4. Best USA Slowpitch - Alloy Barrel

2023 DeMarini Steel Single Wall 12 Slowpitch - ASA Drop 34
2023 DeMarini Steel Single Wall 12

$250

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Head Banger Sports

HB Sports sells a lot of slowpitch bats, so using the bat they sell the most in the USA/ASA space is useful. For them, the 2022 Demarini Steel Wall 12″ is their best seller, and it gets good reviews to. It’s an endloaded bat with a hybrid design of a composite handle and alloy barrel. The point is to make a stiff handle connection so there’s all the feel in the world. In any case, the bat is an alloy barrel and a great fit for the guy who needs and ASA bat but can’t use a composite barrel. It’s hot out of the wrapper.

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Best USA/ASA Slowpitch Softball Bats 2022

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2023 Monsta Torch

1. Best USA Slowpitch Softball Bat

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Torch Ratings
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Why We Love the 2023 Torch

The Monsta TORCH is a legend. So much so that they are hard to find in stock virtually anywhere. COVID and shipping issues have done a real number on the bat’s availability. The Monsta Torch hasn’t changed much over the last couple of years and any version you can find of it is usually just a new colorway of last year’s model. The 2020 Monsta TORCH is one of the favorite USA slowpitch bats ever, and any version subsequent to that is worth picking up if budget is of no concern nd you want the bat most think is the best USA slowpitch bat.

eBay

Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - ASA

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Sizes: 25, 26, 27

Drop: 34

Serial Number: TORCCHMO22

Release Month:

Our Review:

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2023 Worth Krecher

2. Best 2022 ASA Slowpitch Softball Bat

JustBats

Krecher Ratings
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Why We Love the 2023 Krecher

Talk to anyone who has used the Worth Krecher and it’s always the same: the bat is good. Huge barrel, balanced swing and pretty soft feel don’t the connection point does wonders for the expectations of every hit. Everything feels like a bomb, and most are. The bat is revered among the internet and is the best not Monsta ASA slowpitch bat for 2022/23.

JustBats

Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - ASA

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Sizes: 25, 26, 27

Drop: 34

Serial Number: WRH22A

Release Month:

Our Review:

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2023 Miken Vicous

3. Best USA (Dual Stamp) Slowpitch Bat

JustBats

Vicous Ratings
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Why We Love the 2023 Vicous

If you want something unique, and need or want a dual stamped bat, then check the 2023 Miken Vicous Maxload. The bat comes with one of the biggest end loads in the game, has a huge range of sizes, and uses a unique two-piece system where the handle and the barrel are made of alloy. Thjis allows for an ultra-durable and hot out-of-the-wrapper bat. As well, the dual-wall design helps it a pass both tests and has truly different performance on the types of softballs you use.

JustBats

Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - ASA

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Sizes: 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Drop: 34

Serial Number: MPRVCA

Release Month:

Our Review:

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2023 DeMarini Steel Single Wall 12

4. Best USA Slowpitch - Alloy Barrel

Head Banger Sports

Steel Single Wall 12 Ratings
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Why We Love the 2023 Steel Single Wall 12

HB Sports sells a lot of slowpitch bats, so using the bat they sell the most in the USA/ASA space is useful. For them, the 2022 Demarini Steel Wall 12″ is their best seller, and it gets good reviews to. It’s an endloaded bat with a hybrid design of a composite handle and alloy barrel. The point is to make a stiff handle connection so there’s all the feel in the world. In any case, the bat is an alloy barrel and a great fit for the guy who needs and ASA bat but can’t use a composite barrel. It’s hot out of the wrapper.

Head Banger Sports

Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - ASA

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Sizes: 8, 7, 6

Drop: 34

Serial Number: WTDXSTL-22

Release Month:

Our Review:

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What is the Right Bat Size

Generally, the bigger and better you are then the bigger and heavier you want your bat. However, you’ll find a lot of serious players that size down because they like the whip and control they can get. Performance is a function of bat speed and bat weight, so finding the optimal one for you will be a series of trial and error attempts.

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Comments

Moonshine Mike says:

We have those Mikens hit great but durability issue also have Worth Mach XL which are slightly endloaded and have as much pop. They also swing a little lighter and a little more bat control and have high end Eastons Anderson Axe brands in our stable all great but I’d say the Worth Mach is the best overall.

Whitney says:

The Worth Mach 1 XL made me stop swinging all other bats, until I started swinging the Monsta. Now I hit them both. Worth is really smooth and easy to hit. Monsta DNA, Fallout, Torch, Boogster .. pick one, you will love it.

Bob A says:

as of now, we can still use the JH Mayhem reload 120 bat in my league. We use the ASA .52/300 compression ball. Ive been hearing that composite flex bats dont work as well with this ball. The Mayhem has been such a good bat and is so hot (in the past anyway), would it make sense to keep using it or something like the Demarini Steel with a single wall for this type of ball.

Roger Binette says:

Bought the 2017 Miken Freak Plat. the end cap showed signs of coming off (crack around the end cap), notified Miken and was told to return said bat. The warrantee had expired and for $60 they would repair. Not happy with Miken

Lena says:

Best women’s ASA bat.

Brian says:

Considering we don’t sell any bats at BatDigest, never have, then that suggestion might have made some sense. 🙂

steve says:

best slo-pitch softball, balanced, a.s.a., non-composite, single-wall bat?

steve says:

give me a choice of 3 bats as the best for an a.s.a. slo-pitch league, single-wall, non-composite, balanced bat
i understand that the demarini ultimate weapon, easton salvo, and anderson flex may be good choices

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