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Wooden Bats

Posted by: Matt (dskowronek1@comcast.net) on Mon Aug 9 06:24:30 2004

My son, age 9, played in a wooden bat tourney last week. He faced better pitching, better fielding, etc. The bat was a 27" 22.5oz. model. He used a 29" 16.5oz aluminum bat during LL play.

He hit the ball much further, harder, and more consistently with the heavier wood bat. How can that be? Smaller sweet spot, etc.

Now, my son wants to use a wooden bat all the time for LL play. Is that a good idea? It seems that it would not make him dependable on technology for success.

Any thoughts?



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