Softball Bat Club (http://www.softballbatclub.com) is a brick-and-mortar and online retailer of softball bats (slow pitch & fast pitch), gloves and other softball-related products. We are looking to start with a logo - we are a startup with absolutely NO branding or identity yet, so you get the unique opportunity to help launch our brand.
Some design cues:
1. A simple color scheme (2-3 colors) with mild gradients is preferable to a large color palette lots of crazy blends and gradients.
2. Clean typefaces are preferable to script/serif/caligraphic fonts. Clean is better. Feel free to use bold, italic, oblique, small-caps and other font styling as long as it's not cluttered.
3. Bold sweeping lines & blocks in any icons/glyphs is preferable to fine/delicate lines and curves. This logo will be used in print, on the web, screen printed on fabric and even used for embroidery on shirts, so very fine lines will make this difficult.
Feel free to request additional information and clarification as needed. We'll provide lots of feedback early to help your chances of creating the winning design.Thanks for your hard work & talent. Good luck!
Here are some logos we like: https://www.mylookout.com/,