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 RawlingsGear.com.
Read our previous articles on bat certification
and BESR certification
through our News section at RawlingsGear.com.
or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at (866) 678-GEAR(4327) for more information on Rawlings bats