How to Fix a Broken Softball Bat

    Identify the source of the crack, such as one in the handle, on the end of the bat or in the barrel of the bat. Separate the crack as carefully as possible with a flat-head screwdriver and leave the screwdriver wedged in the crack.

    Apply a generous amount of wood glue inside the crack. Ensure the glue gets into the crack by using your fingers to rub the glue into the crack.

    Remove the screwdriver and apply the clamps to the crack. Use an old rag to wipe away the excess glue. Let it dry for at least three hours or overnight for best results.


  • Repair the handle of your bat by carefully separating the crack and applying wood glue, then follow with the clamps.
  • Use electrical tape to replace crumbling handle grips.

Things Needed

  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • Wood glue
  • Two hand-held clamps
  • Old rag

About the Author

Kent Page McGroarty has worked as a writer since 2006, contributing numerous articles to various websites. She is a frequent contributor to the health and fitness sections of the online magazine EDGE Publications and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Saint Joseph's University.