For a softer ball like a .40 cor, you don't necessarily need a high dollar bat, you want something stiffer, and preferably heavier. The only bat I swing is a Worth Mayhem 120, which is basically the same bat as a Miken Freak+, and they can both be had for around 170 shipped, new. Your best bet is to go to softballfans.com/forums, and look for a used bat. PM me here after you register, and I'll give you a reference, they do a lot of selling there, but at times they don't really trust newbies. Hell I might even make you a deal on my Mayhem if you're interested, I won't be playing much until spring due to a torn labrum.