The Easton Sapphire is the new for 2018 model that replaces the most popular of Easton's Alloy bats for the past four years. The drop 12 FS400 has been the top selling alloy fastpitch from Easton during that time period. They use quality aircraft alloy in the construction of the Easton Sapphire bat models. The affordable price makes the bat attractive to all softball players. But, it's the drop 12 weight to length ratio that makes it so popular. This weight drop gives hitter supreme bat control. It also allows for maximum bat speed. The bat is lighter than most, but it also carries enough weight behind the sweet spot to provide power in every swing. Easton makes nothing but quality baseball and softball equipment. They have been doing so for decades. So, put your trust is a product from one of the leaders in the baseball and softball bat industry. The Easton Sapphire will give your young slugger everything she needs to succeed in the batters box.