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This year, the National Federation of State High School Associations mandated the use of Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) approved bats in high school baseball games across the nation in order to reduce the risk of injury to the players. BBCOR bats act more like wood bats and less like the recent aluminum or composite bats. BBCOR reduces the trampoline effect, or pop, the ball has off the bat.

Power outage: New baseball bats more like wood bats

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This year, the National Federation of State High School Associations mandated the use of Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) approved bats in high school baseball games across the nation in order to reduce the risk of injury to the players. The new rules change has had a major impact on high school baseball.

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