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Why are metal bats used in College Baseball while in the Pros Wood is used?

I don't watch a lot of college baseball games, but when I do I love the sound of the ball being hit by a metal bat. But I don't know why metal is used in college baseball, but not the MLB?
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No clue, dont' watch college baseball. Sponsorship? lol


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No clue, I think they should use wood. Metal is lighter and easier to use.




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No clue, I think they should use wood. Metal is lighter and easier to use.
Hey BTH you may have just answered the question--metal is lighter and easier to use!
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The biggest reason why aluminum is used at lower levels is the expense factor. Most teams get a lot more mileage out of metal bats than out of wood. High School is the same way. In fact, I was ejected from a game for using wood in 1996. In college, we played a lot of teams in wood-bat leagues, so on the road we used wood and metal at home. I think the metal bat should be outlawed permanently.
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Me too, using wood from High School would help make guys better IMHO.




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Me too, using wood from High School would help make guys better IMHO.
One thing's for sure is it would improve pitching. If a kid hits his spot on the inner half and the hitter gets a blooper off the aluminum handle for a single, he thinks it's a bad pitch. It's the same pitch that snaps a wood bat off in the hitter's hands. Kids don't learn how to pitch when they're using half a plate because of the "electric bats".
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If they started wooden bats at an earlier age, it would also probably help the hitters. They would get more used to using the wooden bats, would strengthen their hitting. I think one of the issues might be, some of those kids just aren't strong enough to wield wooden bats at the younger levels. Yeah, you could say tough, let the kids who can use the wooden bats play instead, but you can't ask high schools/colleges to kick people off the team because they are still developing physically. That's what I think the real reason is.

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If they started wooden bats at an earlier age, it would also probably help the hitters. They would get more used to using the wooden bats, would strengthen their hitting. I think one of the issues might be, some of those kids just aren't strong enough to wield wooden bats at the younger levels. Yeah, you could say tough, let the kids who can use the wooden bats play instead, but you can't ask high schools/colleges to kick people off the team because they are still developing physically. That's what I think the real reason is.
Everything goes back to money. Schools would rather spend money once than replace a bunch of broken bats.
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I know in softball they use Metal bats throughout all levels. I also think they should do the same with wooden bats in baseball. This would give the kids playing the game an opportunity to get the feel of a wooden bat before they reach the higher levels.


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