- Jan 27, 2020
You do realize Rawlings now owns Easton??Rawlings makes a good bat. Basically it’s a Worth bat from Fastpitch yesteryear. New tech sure but made in same facility in MN.
Rawlings take a while to break-in and to me have been durable. Not as good pop even when broken-in as Easton & Slugger.
To me more of a solid back-up to game bat and good BP bat to extend life of game bats.
OU, TN swing Rawlings bats. A few other good college programs used to swing them but have switched to other brands.
As an example Penn State was swinging Rawlings for a few years and then switched to Easton for a season or two and now swing Mizuno this season.
Couple of local D-1 colleges in my area are swinging Rawlings. I’m sure it boils down to the money in the end.
If I’m choosing bats I’m going with Wilson. You just have more choices between Slugger/ demarini then any other bat makers. Easton would be my 2nd choice.
My goal would be to satisfy as many hitters as possible and not just tell them we have to use X company bats because they offered us a more lucrative package.
Honestly, I’m asking myself if OU could do better with different bat brand. I would have to say no because at that level the girls can pretty much rake with any of the Big Brand bats.
Sure do. They may get better in the near future but they are not there yet.You do realize Rawlings now owns Easton??
Yup saw that video as well. There is also a video of OU using the bat. I agree it sounds good.I actually like the looks of the bat lol. Something about it reminds me of old school bats. Closeout bats has a demo video up. It has a pretty good sound. I might look into one if DD’s next Ghost breaks. I’ll keep my eyes open for any reviews. She has been pretty happy with Rawlings bats in the past.