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Batter up with new bat
Times photo: Anthony Wahl Monroes Austin Burandt takes a few practice swings with the bat during practice Thursday evening in Monroe. High school baseball players will have to use Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution-certified baseball bats. Coaches say the bats have a similar performance to wood bats.
MONROE - High school baseball players will have to get new baseball bats after a rule change took effect for this season.Before this year, high school players were able to use aluminum bats that are Ball Exit Speed Ratio (BESR) certified.