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Inexplicable Bat Weight...

Posted by: BallDad (rick@creeksidepartners.com) on Sun May 24 11:41:51 2009

My son is 10; plays in AAA Little League on a team that I manage. He's strong and a
decent hitter, but inconsistent. One game will be three ropes to the gaps, the next might
be a popup, a strikeout and a handle-hit to second. He's been using a 30/19 bat for most
of the year.

A week ago, he started using a maple bat, 30/28 and started just killing the ball. 20 BP
pitches and 18 of them are sitting at the base of the fence after BP. He just can't miss. I've
even taken to throwing harder to him than the pitchers he faces, and he kills the ball. The
other parents on the team are as dumbfounded as I am. His teammates have tried the
wood bat and can't hit it worth a lick. It's just freakish how good he hits with this heavy
bat. He's tried switching back to the Al bats, but can't hit them.

What does this tell us about his hitting style? I figure I'm just going to go with the flow and
have him hit with that wood bat.


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