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Discussion: What are Top 5 Senior Bats 2022 ?

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March 7
PLAYER99

67 posts
What are the Top 5 Senior Bats for 2022 ?

Includes Bats form 2021 Season.

Feedback in particular Balanced Bats

Thanks
March 9
raiderman66

77 posts
If you are playing against us then you want the Rebok Barrage or any Combat:).....If your not, then check out senior softball bat reviews website.
March 9
SALSAKID49
Men's 60
161 posts
Suncoast Melee / Diamond 12"/13"
OG ADIDAS Models 12"/13"
Onyx Enough Said 1PC/2PC
MIKEN JB
WORTH AT
March 9
sobs3

14 posts
The barrage actually hit bombs until the 2 I bought both cracked with under 100 swings each.... :)
March 10
PLAYER99

67 posts
I heard these 2 Senior Bats are Great

Suncoast Adidas Melee 3 Balanced
Miken Ultra Gamer
March 10
msw4indy

25 posts
I swing balanced bats. From what I have swung, I know Easton Sr bats don't get a lot of love but the Empire balanced bats have been great bats for me. I still swing the 2018 model and have started with the newer ones as well. Very happy with them. The 2019 Adidas Blue/Green 2pc and the Onyx Enough Said 2pc also are good bats for me. I personally did not like the Miken balanced, the older Adidas Melee or the Diamond balanced. The Demarini balanced bats hit well but did not have much durability for me anyway. Have not tried any others but may give the Suncoast Melee 3 a swing....All just my opinion from my own personal experience, so take it for what it's worth.
March 11
SALSAKID49
Men's 60
161 posts
Easton Sr. bats are very good also.
March 12
mck71
Men's 60
345 posts
I personally PREFER an EL (.5) but actually own a few balanced that I use occasionally when I am missing my spots. there are a lot of good bats out there but these are mine personal favorites based on a few years of experience owning them:
Own
Black Dudley OG (expensive but worth it you can get one at a "reasonable" price)
Adidas Melee2 (less expensive and a little easier to get)
Adidas Melee 2 pc (I am a 1pc guy but this is a great bat)
Onyx Enough Said (mine needs a little more break in but it's getting there)

Have hit with
Suncoast Melee3 balanced, it is a pretty good bat but I prefer the Melee2 but if you gave me one, I would say thank you and hit it without issue
Miken Mike Dill 2 pc is a very good bat (2 guys on my team swing it)
Suncoast Diamond 2 pc

I have not swung any of the LS balanced personally but a few guys I know and trust say they are great bats (I own a few of their older models EL, none of the new ones yet ;-)
I have not heard any personal feedback on new Eastons balanced but I own an EL and it's a very good bat.

Basically most if not all are very good bats so it really boils down to a few things (IMO)
1pc or 2pc
hard or soft barrel (I prefer hard because I am not a cutter but working on it so maybe that might change later)
break in time (Dudley OG take a while but last the longest by FAR, Melee2 took about 100 cuts, my Onyx probably 150ish, etc)
durability (there is Dudley OG then everything else but I have yet to crack a balanced bat but again, I use EL a LOT more)

A lot to process, hope this helps!

NOTE: They run a senior camp in Fla in Nov where all vendors have bats to try (basically you don't have to bring a bat for the entire weekend), that was a great place to learn about the above, I went a few years ago, hit until my hands hurt! LOL

Good luck!
Aug. 29
Michael56
Men's 65
2 posts
I got a Suncoast Melee three months ago, and I love it. Great owner, very helpful, and he’s a Senior player. Highly recommended.
Aug. 30
Chad303
Men's 40
11 posts
As a Suncoast player rep, I am partial to the Melee line. I swing the Melee 3 one piece, and I put that bat up against anything out there. But I think it comes down to feel. When you swing something that feels comfortable in your hands and suits your swing, then that is the bat for you.
Aug. 30
Fabe
Men's 65
457 posts
Always been an Easton guy… however my new gamer is a Suncoast Melee 3 27 balance.. awesome bat! Got two 26 el Easton Empire Ron Parnel models which are great also! Aloha, Fabe
Aug. 31
SS11

60 posts
OG Dudley's obviously. But the Blue/Orange Melee Reloaded (Johnny Dykes/John Heller) is as good as any other listed above. I have had great durability with mine. They swing a little light, but they are great performing bats.
Jan. 3
PLAYER99

67 posts
Top 5 Senior Bats

1---OG Dudley

2---Suncoast Melee 3

3---Miken Ultra Gamer

4---Suncoast Diamond 2P

5---Dudley 2.0
Jan. 3
Rob64
Men's 50
218 posts
1 Marucci CATX

2 Louisville Slugger Meta

3 Victus Vandal Gold

4 DeMarini The Goods ONE

5 Rawlings 5150

Best 5 0f 2022

Need any advice on anything else?

They're all good! My advice work on yourself and all bats are great!

Happy New Year to all!
Jan. 3
Rob64
Men's 50
218 posts
1 Mike Dill Ultra Fusion

2 Mike Macenko Ultra Fusion

3 Easton Empire Rulli

4 2021 Miken Ultra Gamer

5 Onyx Enough said 1 piece 13" balanced

Try them all!

Need a glove try Llerandigloves.com
Jan. 4
Reggie4's

30 posts
Try anything from California bat co. or short porch baseball co.
1. Wig Popper
2. Cellblock Big Daddy
3. the Little Mexican
Jan. 5
Mikelmart

153 posts
Axe Avenge Pro
Started swinging my first one around May last year, after about 350 cuts finally fell in love with it, it now has 500 cuts on it and bought a second one with about 300 cuts on it.
Put away my OG Adidas Melee and Melee 2'
I have four other teammates now swing the Axe and gave up on their Suncoast and Worth Krecher and Combats.
Also bought their dual stamp for our USA league. I should be a rep for them.
Jan. 5
Rob64
Men's 50
218 posts
Spending all that money on 2 Axe Avenge Pro, they must make a good sandwich! P.S. Don't forget to rotate it so it doesn't hit in the same spot all the time and create a dead spot!
Jan. 5
Mikelmart

153 posts
Rob64 you don't rotate Axe bats. They are made to hit without rotating, they put the extra mass where you make contact. With 500 cut on my first one and still going it's a lot less than other bats that break after 100-125 swings so I consider myself well ahead $$$ wise.
Jan. 6
Rob64
Men's 50
218 posts
Sarcasm is using remarks that clearly mean the opposite.
Jan. 6
Mikelmart

153 posts
Sorry Rob64 I didn't know you that well.
Jan. 14
Lefty
Men's 75
721 posts
1.Wig Popper
2.2022 Big Cat
3.2022 AT18 Gamer
4.2022 Miken Gamer
5.2019 Red Adidas
Just the ones I have in my bag.
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