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# Does the weight of the softball bat affect how far the softball will go?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

I dont know if this answers your question, But the bat does effect the distance and speed of the ball. Normally, the bigger bat you have (weight and inches) the ball will travel faster and farther. I play softball, and sometimes the coach will reccommend a bigger and heavier bat for the person.( X

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10y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

It has some effect. The distance of the ball is a combination of the speed of swing, power of swing, timing, speed of ball, type of spin ball has, and bat weight. Therefore, it doesn't completely rely on bat weight.

Wiki User

14y ago

No...well, yes...and no. Bats weigh about--what, two pounds? A-And a batter swings around...50-ish MPH? Get what I'm saying? Weight and velocity.

Wiki User

12y ago

Possibly, because of the weight. But if you throw with the same arm speed for each ball, (different sizes) then the smaller, lighter one will most likely go farther. Try it on an experiment

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