NCAA explains bat tests

I emailed with the NCAA on Saturday to try and learn a little more about the bat tests.

According to the NCAA, tests are conducted prior to the start of the CWS.

“All teams submit their bats for on-site testing. All new bats introduced during the course of the series are also tested prior to use,” spokesman Chris Radford said.

Without getting into specifics Radford said an average of two to three bats per team were removed.

Bats are reviewed for weight, model and other specifications. They are also tested for dents by placing a ring at one end of the bat. If it slides all the way down the bat is declared eligible for the CWS.

Eliminating dented bats is done to retain consistency of bats for all players.

“The ball comes off the bat differently when hit by a flattened bat,” Radford said.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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