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THE ROAD TO OKLAHOMA CITY GOES THROUGH LOUISVILLE!
MORE NATIONAL SEEDS SWING LOUISVILLE SLUGGER® THAN ANY OTHER BRAND

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 16, 2014) –The moment college Fastpitch players and coaches have been waiting for all season has finally arrived. The NCAA Division I Softball Championship starts this weekend at 16 regional sites across the U.S. 64 teams dream of making it to Oklahoma City and the Women’s College World Series. Only eight will get there.

17 of those teams will be swinging the Louisville Slugger Xeno™, Fastpitch softball’s number one bat, along with the high-performing LXT™. Louisville Slugger supplies bats for six national seeds, more than any other brand. Arizona State, Florida State, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette and Missouri are all hosting regionals this weekend with advancement to Super Regionals on the line. Xeno and LXT bats provide those Louisville Slugger teams with the tools they need to win.

“Our Xeno and LXT bats are simply the best in the game,” said Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Business Manager and 2005 NCAA WCWS Champion Jennie Ritter. “That’s why more Top 25 college teams and elite travel programs in the county choose Louisville Slugger than any other brand.”

Louisville Slugger leads Fastpitch softball in innovation. Perennial powers like Arizona State, Florida State, LSU, Missouri, Texas A&M and others choose to swing Xeno and LXT because of the combination of speed, balance and power those bats provide. All totaled, nearly 40 Division I Fastpitch programs swing Louisville Slugger bats, along with the nation’s very best elite travel teams.

“We know the girls and women who play Fastpitch have passion in their hearts for this great game,” Ritter said. “Our mission is to make those players great by putting power in their hands with our elite, high-performing Xeno and LXT bats. That’s because we know and appreciate the fact that female athletes are ‘Beautifully Powerful.’”

In addition to swinging Xeno and LXT, Louisville Slugger’s sponsored teams will also be using the brand’s fielding gloves, batting gloves, catcher’s gear, equipment bags and other accessories. Fans can watch for all the great Louisville Slugger bats and other gear on Louisville Slugger Fastpitch’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Louisville Slugger
Louisville Slugger® is the Official Bat of Major League Baseball® and the #1 Bat in MLB®. It is synonymous with America’s pastime. Originating in 1884, Louisville Slugger bats have graced the hands of the greatest players in baseball, including stars of today. Louisville Slugger was also the first company to make softball equipment for female athletes. Known for helping create history, Louisville Slugger continues to innovate and provide players the products and confidence they need to make new history every day.

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