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In the past, when a pitched ball made contact with an alloy or composite bat, the barrel would flex inward ever so slightly and the ball would retain some of its energy resulting in farther hits. Wood bats don’t have as much “give” to them and the ball loses much of its energy upon impact. Like BESR, the BBCOR standard ensures that non-wood bats perform more comparably to wood bats in an attempt to level the playing field.
|Whe the NCAA started using BBCOR bats in 2011, overall batting averages fell from .305 in 2010 to .282.|
|McKinney North's Zach Williamson lays down a bunt, a play that's more common at Texas high school games this year because of the new bats.|