2014 Louisville Slugger Z3000 Softball Bat Slow Pitch - End Load USSSA SBZ314-UE

    Price: $199.95
Item#: SBZ314-UE  |  Manufacturer: Louisville Slugger
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2014 Louisville Slugger Z3000 Softball Bat Slow Pitch - End Load USSSA SBZ314-UE

Completely new for 2014, the Louisville Slugger Z3000 slow pitch bat also gets a new camo paint job. With improved durability in all 2014 Louisville Slugger softball bats, you can rest assured the best bats on the softball field will continue to be Louisville Slugger.

The new T2 Technology in the transition of the barrel and the handle is made to strengthen the bond of the two. The Z-3000 softball bat benefits from this link due to an increase in trampoline effect in the barrel and dramatically decreased vibration when hitting the softball. The T2 connection piece is thicker, sturdier, and stronger. 

The Z3000 softball bat has thinner, high-strength walls in the barrel that allow Louisville Slugger to use more layers of ultra strong graphite fibers, making the Z3000 barrel lighter, thinner, and stronger at the same time.

Just ask softball superstar and USSSA Offensive Player of The Year Tim Cocco and USSSA 1st Team All Conference Lee Powers what the best softball bat is. They both use Louisville Slugger slow pitch bats.

Balanced vs End Load -  A balanced softball bat is easier to swing, despite being the same weight as an end loaded bat. Balanced bats are used most commonly by line drive hitters, while End Loaded softball bats are used by power hitters. Swing weight is personal preference, and we sell both about equal.

ASA vs USSSA -  These are the two most popular softball associations in the United States. The difference is how fast the softball is allowed to come off the barrel of the bat. With recent rule changes in both ASA and USSSA, they are now very similar in performance. Be sure to check with your league director about which bat you need. Or call our friendly staff!

2014 Z3000 USSSA End Load Softball Bat Features:

  • Pure 360 composite in the handle and barrel
  • TRU3 - 3-piece bat construction
  • End Load Swing Weight
  • Synthetic grip with standard 7/8" tapered handle
  • 12 Inch Pro Style barrel
  • USSSA, NSA, ISA approved (Not approved for play in ASA and ISF)
  • NO WARRANTY



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  • Pros: Great stick. Very hot out of the wrapper. I only have about 20 or so cuts on it but with the weight and feel I have a feeling this is going to be one of my all time favorite bats to swing. Definitely recommend
  • Cons: None at the current moment
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  • Pros: Tons of pop, HOT, First swing was a homerun right out of the wrapper. Sounds awesome when you connect.
  • Cons: Picks up scratches and marks on the barrel very very easily. Not really any cons at this point!
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  • Pros: Bat is one of a kind. I was swinging a Demarini Stadium CL22 and the Miken DC41 before I made the switch. Love how hot this bat is. You couldn't pay me to go back. Plus, the design is second to none.
  • Cons: The fact that I let myself go this long without making the switch.
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  • Pros: Stupid stupid hot way hotter the the z2000 I love the way you feel the 2 piece now and the end load is way better
  • Cons: Trying to not make it a team bat
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  • Pros: Good pop but it took awhile. I had given up on it after about 50 or 60 swings with no distance. However some of my teammates stated using it with good results. After about 3 or 400 hits it finally started to fly. Now it's my favorite as a bat.
  • Cons: Long break in
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  • Pros: best BAT i ever own ,balls fly on every hit, I'm not a home run hitter and this season i was hitting most home runs ,nice job lousville slugger.
  • Cons: none at this time
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  • Pros: very similar to the z2000 but takes a little more to break it in fully. has a bit more flex as well. sick bat over all.
  • Cons: like i said takes a little more to break in but its worth it
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  • Pros: Ball flies off the barrel. Have been using Miken Superfreak Maxload and I have had a change of heart. 1st hit with Z3k traveled about 360ft and every hit after were bombs. Guys barely able to hit 300ft fence last year are sending them over by at least 20ft. Bat has a great feel and there is no need to replace the grip, is very comfortable.
  • Cons: Have heard of durability issues but none seen so far.
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  • Pros: How easy it is to use. Everone on the team was hittin homeruns the day we unwrapped it's the best bat on the whole team we all love that bat
  • Cons: Nothing
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  • Pros: Already took some swings with it and I'll say i am impressed with what it does right out of the wrapper. Can't wait to see what it can do once its broke in some more!
  • Cons: As of right now i have none
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  • Pros: Brought this bat for my women's team. Two off my team immediately hit it over the fence (280). The others were dropping it at the fence. This bat is perfect right out of the wrapper.
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  • Pros: Didn't even have to break this bat in. This bat was hot out of the wrapper. The balls were flying off the bat. Two home runs the first night with the bat. Even the miss hits were clearing the fence.
  • Cons: Nothing Yet.
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  • Pros: This bat is perfect!!! Louisville Slugger did an awesome job on this bat.
  • Cons: none
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  • Pros: This bat is hot right out the wrapper!!!! Louisville has top the z line with this z3000!!! I've swung miken freaks for years n since I bought the z2000 then z3000 miken what I say!!!!!!
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  • Pros: Hot out right away bombs all the time, lars year cant even hit home runs this year so far Mr Home run hitter is my nick name.
  • Cons: The only thing i didnt like that the Bat broke in the midle of barrel
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  • Pros: Outfielders took their gloves off when i came up to bat because they knew i was going yard. This bat is sweet. Perfect load on this bat for those who like endload's.
  • Cons: My cousin Jimmy. I miss him.
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  • How much weight is in the endload of these bats?
  • Asked by Ron
  • Louisville Slugger unfortunately does not specify how heavy their end load is.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • I was wondering which z3000 should I purchase? I am not a hr hitter just good a base hitter. If not the Z3000 you recommend any alternative. USSSA and get 34 26oz bat.
  • Asked by Q
  • If you are not a power hitter or that big a balanced version might suit you better. The Z's have a much different feeling from any other bat on the market. If that is the feeling you are looking for the really is no alternative. If you are looking for another great USSSA slowpitch softball bat that is balanced Easton has the B1.0 and B2.0 for 2014 to be released in April.
  • Answered by Kevin Bat Expert
  • Are these bats in stock for immediate shipment?
  • Asked by david poston
  • The sizes available are the sizes in stock for immediate shipping.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Hello Chris, I am looking to purchase a Louisville Slugger SBZ314-UE Z-3000 USSSA (26oz.). I've been searching many group pages and internet chat rooms and I was told that you guys have the best prices around. Please let me know the lowest total price for this bat including shipping. I can call with a credit card ASAP. Thanks for your time. Thanks, Chris
  • Asked by Chris
  • Thank you for your question Chris. Due to the high demand and low inventory available the listed price of $299.95 will be the best price we can offer on this bat at this time.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • I have talked with Down 2 Earth Sports and they said they would sell me this USSSA Z3000 End-Load model in a 27oz for $250.00 with next day shipping, but they are waiting on their next shipment to come in. I wanted to check and see if Cheapbats.com would be willing to match that price since it appears that you have the bat in stock.
  • Asked by Gary Nevins
  • Unfortunately due to the limited stock of this bat we are not offering any discounts on the Z3000.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • If I pre-order the Z-3000 will I be charged the cost at the time of order or when it is shipped? Thanks.
  • Asked by Joe
  • Our pre-orders are charged at the time the order is placed.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)

Product SpecsProduct Info
Series:Z3000
Deals:Closeout
Material:Composite
Barrel Diameter:2 1/4" Diameter Barrel
Model Year:2014
Product Keywords:USSSA