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Offense takes a hit as area teams adjust to new bats

Published 04/17/2012, West Central Tribune

The sound of bat hitting ball is a little different this season in the area’s prep ballparks. For the first time, all U.S. high school baseball teams are required to use a new bat that is intended to improve safety. At the same time, the bat is tempering offensive performances and changing the way teams pitch and play defense.

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