Jennie Finch, one of the most recognized and decorated players in US Softball history, is set to retire from the sport in August. Finch, 29, leaves softball with a gold medal from the 2004 Olympics in Athens, a silver medal from the Beijing Olympics, and this year helped the US win its seventh straight world championship. A star on and off the field, Finch went on to star on Celebrity Apprentice and gained fame from striking out several Major League Baseball players on “This Week In Baseball”.
The season is starting to wrap up for most leagues around the country and now is the time to shop Baseball Rampage and Softball Rampage for end of season clearance deals and specials.
Find great deals on late model baseball bats from Easton, DeMarini, Miken, and more. Not only will you find the lowest prices on premium baseball equipment but we’re also giving away a free Rampage Titanium Baseball Necklace with every purchase!
Softball Rampage has great closeout prices also. You’ll find the lowest prices of the year on 2010 fast pitch softball bats from DeMarini, Easton, Worth, and more. Softball gloves are also on sale including our popular Worth and Slugger white gloves.
Shop Baseball Rampage and Softball Rampage today to get your year end prices with Free Shipping over $99.
As with Baseball Rampage, Softball Rampage receives emails and phone calls daily on how hitters can improve their technique or mechanics in slow pitch and fastpitch softball. As with baseball, hitting a softball well is highly individual with preferences by the player themselves determining the best approach to becoming a complete batter. However, there are numerous how-to videos, articles, and other media around the net which can help you pick up a few softball hitting tips to better your game.
View a few of the better videos out there that cover technique, stance, and other softball hitting tips. Post your favorite softball hitting videos the comments section.
Fastpitch Softball Hitting Drills
Softball Batting Stance
Softball Hitting Technique
Now that you’ve learned a bit more on slow pitch and fastpitch softball hitting, post your favorite videos in our comments section or shop Softball Rampage for softball training aids to help improve your game.
Jugs is the leader in baseball L-screens, pitching machines, square screens, and other great products to help you train during and after the season. Jugs Lite-Flite Machine can pitch up to 85 MPH and can throw lite flite baseballs, lite-flite softballs, and poly balls. Quick switch technology allows you to quickly and easily switch from baseball to softball in between practices.
A Jugs screen is weather treated to withstand the elements while performing the task you required whether that be pitching or batting balls.
Shop Baseball Rampage and Softball Rampage now for all your Jugs Sports needs.
Naming your softball team can be the start of a successful year. From “Bulldogs” to “Honeybees” to “Rampagers”, your team name sets the attitude for the entire season.
Softball Rampage wants to find the most clever, funny, cool, and down right best names for slow pitch and fastpitch softball teams and we’re giving away $200 in RampageBucks Rewards for your help.
We think the collective brainpower of Softball Rampage fans will fire off some names even a softball team name generator wouldn’t come up with. Here are the rules:
1. Post suggested team names in the comments section of this blog. Names can be your current team name or something funny, clever, or witty. Names can be for fastpitch or slow pitch teams for men, women, girls, or boys.
2. Include a real email in the mail section so we can contact you should you win. **Softball Rampage will not contact the email for any reason other than the processing of this contest.
3. On June 1st, 2010, Softball Rampage will select the best team name based on creativity, uniqueness, and awesomeness.
That’s it. Follow those simple steps and you can win $200 in RampageBucks to be redeemed at Softball Rampage. Start posting your team names now!
**Must be 18 to enter or have permission from a parent or guardian. Softball Rampage must approve names prior to going live on the blog. Names deemed to be vulgar or obscene in Softball Rampage’s sole discretion will be rejected. No purchase necessary to enter. Giveaway ends May 31st, 2010.
Softball Rampage has taken the time to put together a place to find all the rules, regulations, and differences for fastpitch and slow pitch softball. Find which slow pitch softball bats you can use in ASA or see what fastpitch softball glove is good for NSA leagues.
Our Spring Gear Review continues with DeMarini baseball and softball equipment. DeMarini bats are extremely popular among baseball and softball players. Not only are they made to hit but their unique look makes them eye catching as you stand at the plate and watch your next homer head over the fence.
DeMarini has just released their 2011 line of bats. The new line was made to impress with the Vexxum line leading the way. 2011 Vexxum uses a revolutionary blend and aluminum barrel with their patented direct connect power transfer technology interlocking a custom composite handle.
A DeMarini baseball bat is reliable at the adult, youth, and senior league level and the brand new 2011 Voodoo Black Senior League is another winner in this years line. The CF4 ST uses a composite handle and barrel designed to flex and then recoil through the impact with the ball. Their Pitch Black Plus Handle uses twice the amount of silver trace to add stregnth and maximize power transfer to the barrel.
DeMarini softball is just as good if not better than the baseball counter part. With twice the Silver Trace in the 2011 CF4 Hope DeMarini Fastpitch bat, this warrior packs a punch and sweet spot farther down the barrel than any DeMarini before it.
The One by DeMarini is a slowpitch bat for the weekend player looking to get an edge. The One has a clutch end cap to impart energy back to the barrel. The grip is designed with comfort in mind and it’s numerical system reminds you to rotate the bat for extended life. One of the best selling DeMarini softball bats, The One saves you money over the long run while giving you more than maximum output at the plate.
Now that you’ve read a bit more about DeMarini baseball and softball bats. Shop Baseball Rampage and Softball Rampage for the newest line or pick up a prior year model at a great price. Every order receives free shipping and RampageBucks Rewards.
The third installment of the 2010 Spring Gear Review covers Combat softball and baseball bats along with Phiten Titanium Necklace.
Rapidly growing in popularity, Combat bats are gaining on the big manufacturers in both softball and baseball. Combat bats are made with a bigger sweet spot and limit handle flexibility. Check out some of the more popular bats they offer:
Combat 2010 Da Bomb (-10) Senior League Baseball Bat B1SL is made with performance and comfort in mind. B1 technology used to be reserved for adult bats but now it’s available in a senior league. Available in ultra or extra long barrel in various drops and includes a soft feel to decrease sting. This Combat baseball bat is a must have for senior leaguers.
Combat worked closely with leading softball player and gold medalist Lisa Fernandez to create the Combat 2010 Lisa Fernandez Fastpitch Lite Softball Bat (-10). Combat fastpitch softball bats are already among the leaders in style, comfort, and durability. The addition of the Lisa Fernandez bat has made Combat one of the best softball bat manufacturers in the world.
Virus technology was also brought to softball when the Virus Morphed Combat softball bat was released. The Combat 2010 Virus Morphed Slow Pitch softball bat meets all ASA requirements using patented Blended Fiber Technology. It has everything you’ll find in their baseball bats including an enormous sweet spot and legendary ultra soft feel.
Phiten is the worlds first and leading manufacturer of titanium sports necklaces. Phiten Necklace and bracelet products are designed to help balance the flow of energy in your body alleviating discomfort, speed recovery, and counteract fatigue. Their most popular product is the Phiten Tornado which combines two regular necklaces into one. MLB featured necklaces for both AL and NL allows you to receive the same benefits while supporting your team.
Now that you’ve learned a bit more about Combat and Phiten products, shop Baseball Rampage or Softball Rampage and save with free shipping over $99 and receive RampageBucks Rewards with every order.
Nokona Baseball and Softball Gloves are a great second edition to the Spring Equipment Series 2010. Nokona produces some of the finest ball gloves including many with various leathers not used by any other manufacturer of baseball and softball gear. Nokona also produces quality bats along with glove repair and protection products. Shop Baseball Rampage for Nokona gloves on sale or keep reading to find out more about Nokona gloves.
Nokona Softball Gloves are a big hit for fastpitch and slowpitch players. Part of the Nokona classic series, the Nokona AMG175-W-FP 12 Inch Walnut Softball Glove is currently the best selling Nokona brand softball glove at SoftballRampage.com. Made of walnut tanned leather, this glove is highly durable yet allows the flexibility and comfort level needed to perform your best.
Followed closely by the AGM175-W-FP is the Nokona AMG650-K-FP 13 Inch Buckaroo Softball Glove. Designed for female fastpitch players, the AMG650-K-FP is made from Buckaroo leather which combines kagaroo hide on the back with sturdy cowhide leather in the palm. Its lightweight, durable construction make it one of the most sought after fastpitch gloves on the market.
The top of the line Nokona AMG400-K-CW 14 Inch Kimera softball glove is the summit of premium softball equipment. Designed for the serious player, the Kimera AMG400 is backed by sturdy, lightweight Kangaroo leather and the palm is made from Horween oiled leather providing stability and control. Closed web, Closed back.
Baseball players are just as lucky to find a wide range of quality Nokona ball gloves readily available. Nokona ball gloves have the same premium materials, quality craftmanship, and leading design features as their softball counterparts. Check out some of our best selling Nokona Baseball Gloves.
Nokona 11.5 Inch Infield Baseball Glove AMG1150W-CW combines soft kangaroo leather with durable cowhides to create the perfect glove for flexibility and performance. Designed with the elite player in the mind, the AMG1150W-CW uses a closed web pattern with availability for both lefties and righties.
Nokona AMG1200W-CW 12.00 Inch Walnut Glove is made from a high end walnut cowhide. The breathable leather allows the glove to retain it’s shape. Great for mid to high end baseball players.
Nokona AMGFB-SX 12.5 Inch 1st Base Mitt is from Nokona’s popular Pro-Line series made from sandstone leather and combined with buckskin to offer the best of both materials. A clean nice look along with high quality construction, the AMGFB-SX is one of the best selling first base mitts regardless of manufacturer. Can easily be used for both baseball or softball.
Now that you’ve learned a bit more about leading Nokona baseball and softball gloves, get Nokona gloves cheap online at Baseball Rampage or Nokona softball gloves at Softball Rampage with free shipping over $99 and RampageBucks Rewards.
Worth baseball and softball equipment launches our Spring Equipment Series 2010. Worth is a bit more popular among softball players with their full line of slow and fastpitch softball bats, gloves, and protective equipment.
The most popular Worth softball bat is the Mayhem series which offers 100% composite construction and is endorsed by BJ Fulk and Jeff Hall. The D1 series Worth softball glove is popular among highly competitive softball players while the Mayhem receives more attention from casual players. Their product line includes gear for both slowpitch and fastpitch softball. They also make softball helmets and facemasks.
Baseball players shouldn’t ignore the improving line of equipment being produced by Worth. A full line of Worth baseball bats are rapidly gaining in popularity, especially the Toxic and Lithium lines. Worth baseball gloves range from the lower ended Liberty Advanced LA110 to their premium line including the higher end Liberty Advanced line. As with softball, they also carry helmets, facemasks, and other protective equipment.
Browse BaseballRampage.com and SoftballRampage.com for a full line of Worth baseball and Worth softball equipment. Free shipping available with every order over $99 and receive RampageBucks rewards with every purchase. Buy now and receive our “No Sweat” guarantee return policy.