2014 Louisville Slugger Z2000 Softball Bats – Slow Pitch Softball

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z2000 Softball Bat has received durability improvements to address a small batch of softball bats that may have had production issues. Louisville Slugger will be releasing two new slowpitch softball bats in the second quarter of 2013, but the 2014 Z2000 has been the most anticipated model so far.

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z2000 is essentially unchanged for 2014, with the exception of improvements in production to be able to produce more bats and address a small concern with a limited number of 2013 Z2000 softball bats regarding durability that did not meet Louisville Slugger’s rigid quality standards.

There are four different 2014 Z2000 softball bat versions: ASA Balanced, ASA End Loaded, USSSA Balanced, and USSSA End Loaded. Each bat uses the impressive LS-2X composite carbon fiber material, and the iST two piece connection.

2014 ASA Z2000 – The ASA version of this softball bat has an added ring in the barrel to meet the new ASA Softball ball exit speed standard. This ring is on the ASA Z2000 only, without it the Z2000 would be too hot. The ring prevents the barrel from flexing too much, which would allow for added trampoline effect, essentially this is a “rev limiter” that prevents excessive home runs. The ASA version is also approved for USSSA play, but if you play more USSSA, get the USSSA specific version below.

2014 USSSA Z2000 –


  1. Is that ring on the 2013 ASA Z-2000?

    • Composite Bats says:

      Yes, on the ASA only. I just edited the article because that sentence was a little confusing, and may have led people to believe the ring was a new addition for the 2014 Z2K slow pitch bats, even though it is not new.

  2. How can I tell the 2014 ASA End Load from the 2013?

    Thank you.

    Laurie John Reiners

    • Composite Bats says:

      Hi Laurie,
      The graphics are brighter on the 2014 Z2000 slowpitch softball bats. Also, there will be the number “14” in the model number of the new Z2000 softball bats.

  3. I bought a “2014 z2000” but it has a NSA stamp with the year 2012 on it ..does that mean the bat is not a 2014 bat?

    • Composite Bats says:

      The stamps do not indicate the model year of a softball bat, it is simply the date that stamp was adopted.

  4. What is the difference in performance standards between the ASA 2014 Z2000 balanced and the USSSA 2014 Z2000 balanced models? Which model is approved for ISF play?

  5. Chuck Shepherd says:

    Is the gold camo ASA Z2000 legal to use in USSSA? Does it need the USSSA stamp?

  6. Felix Gonzalez says:

    Wich one you thing. Its hotter…bal or el ?

    • Composite Bats says:

      Both will be the same as far as performance. The swing weight is more of a personal preference. Balanced bats can be swung faster, but end loaded bats have more mass at the end of the bat.

  7. When.is the 14 modle coming out

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