Baseball is definitely one of the most popular sports in North America, as it has an enormous fan base and enjoys incredible attendance. The game was played for the first time in England during the 18th century, and it involves two teams of nine players each who take turns in batting and fielding. As far as baseball equipment is concerned, the game requires special balls, gloves, bases and bats.
Speaking of bats, we’re here to present a top 12 regarding the best youth baseball bats created by Axe, just in case you’re looking for something to help your kid step up his or her game. Also referred to as small barrel bats or Little League baseball bats, Youth bats boast a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter and are usually lighter when compared to their regular-sized counterparts. They also feature a length to weight ratio between -8 and -13.
2015 Axe Avenge Fastpitch Bat (-10)
We’re going to start off with the 2015 Axe Avenge Fastpitch Bat, which features an ergonomic design created specifically to fit the user’s hands for improved comfort and control. This particular product has received ASA certification for high school and NCAA approval, and it is accompanied by a 1-year warranty. Created using Plus-Plus Composite, this bat is as light as it is durable thanks to its carbon fiber elements, and it also boasts a BCP composite barrel that impresses with a high strength-to-weight ratio.
As its name suggests, the product’s handle resembles the shape of an axe, which means that it offers a single swing plane as well as solid contact. The 2015 Axe Avenge Fastpitch is Danielle Lawrie’s game bat of choice, and it is accompanied by a 12-month manufacturer’s warranty.
2015 L130C Elite BBCOR (-3)
The 2015 L130C Elite BBCOR also features an axe handle that fits the player’s hands perfectly and ensures an efficient power transfer as well as a faster swing speeds. This bat actually boasts a two-piece hybrid design, and that’s because its barrel flaunts LP2 Scandium Alloy that dramatically improves durability, while the handle flaunts a composite construction. As for the barrel, it comes with something called an “Engineered Hitting Zone”, which is as fancy as it sounds. It allows the player to step up his or her game by providing a reinforced hitting face as well as a directional flex within the handle. The system was tested thoroughly and was deemed to reduce injuries while adding a plus of comfort. That’s definitely something that we’ll like to see in more baseball bats.
2015 L137C Element BBCOR (-3)
The 2015 L137C Element BBCOR features an ergonomically designed handle and was created using LP2 Military Grade alloy, which means that it is lightweight, durable and is able to ensure maximum performance when you need it the most. The end cap was put together using light and durable carbon fiber, and so it is able to deliver an optimum amount of balance while lowering the moment of inertia. Boasting a one-piece construction, this bat comes with a stiff handle that offers more mass at the point of contact. Backed by a one-year warranty, the 2015 L137C Element BBCOR is approved for collegiate and high school matches.
2015 L139B Element Youth (-13)
The 2015 L139B Element Youth is a high-quality baseball bat that boasts a one-piece build made out of LP2 Scandium Alloy as well as an Axe handle and a lightweight carbon fiber end cap. It includes advanced “Engineered Hitting Zone” technology, and it represents a fantastic choice for beginners. This model enjoys USSSA 1.15 BPF standard approval, which means that it can be used in all youth leagues, including Babe Ruth Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League and Pony Baseball AABC.
2015 L141B Avenge Senior Youth (-8.5)
The 2015 L141B Avenge Senior Youth bat adheres to 1.15 BPF standards and comes with a 2-5/8″ barrel. It also boasts a two-piece design created using Plus-Plus Composite, which is why its barrel impresses with a very high strength-to-weight ratio. Another highlight comes in the form of a new ACR insert that provides a boost in the performance and durability departments. Also worth mentioning is the Axe handle and the “Engineered Hitting Zone”, both of which can really help you achieve those perfect hits that you’ve been dreaming of.
2015 L142B Avenge Youth (-11)
This bat can be used in all of the most important youth leagues thanks to its USSSA 1.15 BPF approval, which means that it is extremely versatile and durable. It comes with an Axe handle and a Plus-Plus composite barrel, both of which contribute to improved power transfer, lightning-quick swing speeds and perfect balance. The 2015 L142B Avenge Youth comprises an ACR insert that adds a plus of durability with one-sided hitting. Featuring a 12-motnth warranty and a sturdy yet lightweight build, this could actually be the most impressive bat on our list so far.
2015 L154A Avenge USSSA Slow-pitch
The high-quality youth baseball bat that you are looking at right now is approved for play in ISF, ISA, USSSA and NSA, and it flaunts a remarkable design that was implemented in order to ensure a large hitting surface as well as a large sweet spot. The Avenge USSSA Slow-pitch also comes with a C-shaped insert on its hitting side for improved durability, and it includes an asymmetrical axe handle as well as an Engineered Hitting Zone.
2015 L135B Phenom Youth (-12)
In order to make sure that the Phenom Youth bat would be as balanced and as powerful as possible, its creators decided to manufacture it using durable LP1 alloy. They also equipped it with an Axe handle and a high-quality barrel with an “Engineered Hitting Zone”, which flaunts a reinforced hitting face. Approved under USSSA 1.15 BPF standards for all youth leagues, the Phenom Youth is a durable and light bat that will give you a lot of pop for a relatively cheap price.
2015 L136B Danielle Lawrie Fastpitch (-12)
The 2015 Danielle Lawrie Edition Alloy Bat was created by Axe in collaboration with two-time NCAA player of the year Danielle, who is also a member of the National Pro Fastpitch League’s Florida Pride. Boasting all of the usual bells-and-whistles such as an Axe handle, an LP1 alloy construction and an Engineered Hitting Zone, this powerful yet affordable bat is approved for play in ISF, ISA, NSA, ASA and USSSA competitions. It comes with a one-year warranty, and Danielle had some very nice things to say about it:
“The Axe is the first bat where I can really feel my hands through the hitting zone. After using this, there’s no way I can see myself using anything else.”