What do you think about the Akadema Fastpitch Series: ANF71 First Base Mitt?
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Would this glove be fit for pitching as well as first base?
The Akadema Fastpitch Series (ANF71 First Base Mitt) is designed specifically for first base. It is not designed for pitching.
My granddaughter is 11 and plays 5-6 grade fastpitch. She is 5'9" and has hands larger than mine (Men's Large). What would be a good choice for a first base mitt for her?
Based on her age and position, our Glove Coach recommends a 12" model. Since you mentioned that she does have larger hands the 12.50" pattern of the Akadema Fastpich Series (ANF71) may be a good size for her. Ultimately, it will depend on her preferences, however this Akadema would be a great high performance model to go with if the size is correct.
Is there any difference between a females first base glove and a males? What would you suggest for a 11 year old girl playing womens fast pitch?
A fastpitch softball first base mitt has a larger pocket to accommodate a softball, a smaller hand opening and more narrow finger stalls for a female's hand. A 12.25" or 12.5" model is recommended.
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