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Rawlings Tweaks Its Lineup of 5150 Composite Bats
Rawlings has adjusted its lineup of 5150 bats because of a change last year in NCAA rules.

For the 2010 baseball season, 1-piece composite bats are no longer allowed. Therefore, Rawlings has removed the youth league (-11) and senior league (-9) bats from its 5150 Composite series and created the 5150 X-treme Performance line just for them.

Because of this rule change, another bat in the 5150 Composite series, the 5150 High School/Collegiate Baseball bat -3 (model number BB5150C), is not approved for play in the NCAA. It is BESR certified, but it has a 1-piece composite frame.

The Rawlings EXOGRID with PhD bat -3 (model number BB51XO) is a great alternative at the high school/collegiate level, and it is BESR certified.

As for the rest of the 5150 Composite line, the 5150 Senior League bat -10 (model number SL51C1) has been changed to a -10 drop from a -9. There have been no changes to the 5150 Senior League bat -5 (model number SL5150C5) or the 5150 Coach Pitch bat (model number CP5150C).

Bats that have been changed or discontinued that are still in stock can be purchased at clearance prices up to $100 off at

Read our previous articles on bat certification and BESR certification through our News section at

Visit or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at (866) 678-GEAR(4327) for more information on Rawlings bats.
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