2011 College Baseball Season Will Feature New Bats, Less Runs

Posted by Ezra Amacher on January-4-2011 Add Comments

If you go to a college baseball game this year, you will immediately be able to tell a difference from years past. There will be no ping sound when a ball hits a bat and there will most likely be a lot less hits, particularly home runs.

That is because the NCAA has implemented the Ball-Bat Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR), a system which regulates the speed of a baseball coming off a bat. The BBCOR will force college teams to use a new type of aluminum bat that reduces the speed of which the ball reflects off of it. The new bats will still look like the previous ones, but will act more like wood instead of metal.

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