THOUSAND OAKS, CA. (January 16, 2020) – Easton Diamond Sports, the industry leader in equipment innovation and technology, today announced the hottest fastpitch bat in the game just got hotter. Easton’s Ghost fastpitch bats have amassed accolade after accolade over the past year, and now the company launches a highly advanced model, appropriately named Ghost Advanced, which has been completely re-engineered to push the limits of performance and provide even more pop for players on all fields just in time for the 2020 season and softball’s return to the Olympic Games. Ghost Advanced is available for purchase in stores as well as online starting today, January 16th.

Top professional players, travel ball programs as well as D1 college programs in the nation are clamoring to get their hands on the Ghost Advanced after its predecessor, the most recent Ghost Double Barrel which launched last May, helped UCLA Softball claim its record-shattering 12th National Championship by winning the 2019 NCAA Women’s College World Series. Though no small task to improve upon arguably the most innovative bat story in fastpitch softball history, Easton amazingly achieved another revolution in performance that will advance players at all levels.

“Easton has always been a pioneer of innovation within the industry, and the refined Double Barrel Technology with our Ghost Advanced is a great example of that,” said Easton President Dan Jelinek. “We’re excited to continue our strong momentum within the fastpitch category, which has been driven by bringing game-changing technologies to the marketplace.”

Featuring Easton’s patent-pending second generation Double Barrel construction, the new Ghost Advanced combines a lighter inner barrel with a stronger outer barrel, creating the lowest compression in the game for more barrel flex and even higher performance. Launch Composite Technology has been added to allow for a longer, lighter and stronger barrel, creating an even bigger sweet spot. Easton’s new CXN Evolution™ with Nitrocell™ foam technology produces nearly zero vibration for the best feeling 2-piece fastpitch bat Easton has ever made. Ghost Advanced also offers players a patent-pending Power Boost™ “Soft Knob” technology which provides hitters more leverage and power potential, while helping reduce vibration and improving comfort for the bottom hand. Lastly, the bat comes standard with Lizard Skins™ custom bat grips, with the ultimate feel, cushion and tack. Together, these innovations enabled Easton’s distinguished team of designers and engineers to create a demonstrably superior fastpitch bat worthy of the Ghost name and sure to take the game by storm in 2020.

“Our team’s drive to innovate didn’t stop with the Ghost Double Barrel bats,” said Easton SVP of Product Matt Arndt. “The Ghost Advanced adds meaningful improvements to not only the performance of the bat but also the overall feel of the bat, making what are already the game’s best bats even better.”

With certification by ASA (USA), USSSA (fastpitch only), NSA, ISA and ISF on this new bat, every player will experience the Ghost Advanced no matter where they compete. Sizes include: -11 (29”/18 oz., 30”/19 oz., 31”/20 oz., 32”/21 oz., 33”/22 oz.), -10 (30”/20 oz., 31”/21 oz., 32”/22 oz., 33”/23 oz., 34”/24 oz.), -9 (32”/23 oz., 33”/24 oz., 34”/25 oz.), -8 (33”/25 oz., 34”/26 oz.). *The GHOST trademark is owned by Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. and is used under license.


About Easton:

Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment, and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Diamond Sports, LLC. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies propelled Easton to the No. 1 bat position, including breakthrough technologies with aluminum and composite materials. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has long-standing relationships with Little League Baseball, USSSA Baseball & Softball, USA Baseball & Softball, hundreds of NCAA collegiate teams and numerous professional baseball and softball players. For more information, please visit: https://www.easton.com/.