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LOUISVILLE, KY (September 15, 2011) – With the 2011 Manufacturer’s Cup team title secured, Tim Cocco and JD Genter from Team TPS head to Dodger Stadium this weekend to battle it out for the individual championship.  During the finals on September 18 in Los Angeles, they will also receive the Manufacturer’s Cup trophy they won for Team TPS with a rousing finish in AT&T Park in San Francisco.

This weekend’s finals are the culmination of a successful 13-city stadium power tour that crossed the nation.  Just six players, including Cocco and Genter, made the cut to represent their manufacturers at the individual finals in L.A .  They’ll be swinging the same Louisville Slugger TPS bats they used to win the Manufacturer’s Cup, which is presented to the team with the highest overall score from the summer-long tour.

The TPS Z-1000 SB12ZE End Load is the bat of choice for Team TPS. This redesigned bat, built with IST technology and a 12'' barrel, certainly gave Genter and Cocco the edge they needed to win this year’s Manufacturer’s Cup.

“It feels great to win the Cup with a Louisville Slugger TPS bat,” Cocco said. “And I couldn’t be happier that my TPS teammate, JD Genter, will join me at the finals in LA. ”

J.D. Genter
J. D. Genter

Tim Cocco
Tim Cocco

JD Genter, member of the All-Conference Team the last three years, joined Team TPS from Jasper, Tenn. Genter has 11 World Titles to his name, along with USSSA Major All-World Team recognition. Tim Cocco of Union, Ky., is a four-time Homerun Champ at Disney and has been named All-World 15 times. He has played on 23 All-World Teams and been named the MVP twice in his career.

The Long Haul Bombers are a collection of the world’s greatest softball home run hitters. They present a one-of-a-kind home run derby and are represented by some of the best brands in the sporting goods world, including Louisville Slugger TPS. The 2011 Stadium Power Tour began May 22 at the home of the Florida Marlins and ends this weekend at the world-famous Dodger Stadium.

Fans can follow the Long Haul Bombers on the National TV Show “Softball 360.”  For station and cable network listings and airtimes, go to www.softball360.com.

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