Fastpitch has three distinct hitting styles. You the the Contact Hitter, the Slap Hitting (or Slapper) and the Power Hitter.
The Contact Hitter has constant control in the hands looking to drive the ball to get on base.
The Slapper gets up to the plate with one thing in mind and that is to drive the ball hard on the ground to use her speed to get on base or to move the runners over.
The Power Hitter steps up to the plate to bring the runners home by dropping the barrel on the ball and hitting is hard and far.