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LOUISVILLE, KY (June 3, 2014) –Players on six teams will swing new 2015-model Louisville Slugger performance bats this weekend in the NCAA Baseball Super Regionals. The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, Louisville Cardinals, Pepperdine Waves and Stanford Cardinal will look to own the plate with Louisville Slugger bats exclusively as they battle to reach Omaha next week. As many as 10 players on two additional Super Regional teams will take their cuts with Louisville Slugger bats as well.

These programs and nine others in the regionals introduced Louisville Slugger’s innovative 2015 product line in the postseason. The new Prime 915, Select 715 and Omaha 515 performance bats provide hitters with speed, power and balance to help them own the plate.

“Our college programs are extremely important to us,” said Louisville Slugger Amateur Baseball Business Manager Kevin Uhrhan. “Not just for exposure, but also for product development. These elite college athletes test bats we’re developing against live pitching and provide vital insight and feedback to help us produce a final product that will perform for players at all levels, including high school and youth players. It’s rewarding for them and us when the products they helped develop carry them to the pinnacle of amateur baseball.”

The 2015 Louisville Slugger performance bat line is stellar, as the six programs still swinging them in the postseason are proving. Louisville Slugger’s Prime 915 is a three-piece 100-percent performance-composite bat designed for a combination of speed, power and balance. The Select 715 is a three-piece performance hybrid bat with 100-percent composite handle and an AC21 alloy barrel crafted for power. The Omaha 515 is a return to the always-popular one-piece performance-alloy Omaha series of bats from Louisville Slugger, trusted for power and championship performance. More College World Series® championships have been won swinging Louisville Slugger Omaha than any other bat.

Fans can watch for the new 2015 Louisville Slugger bats on televised coverage of the Super Regionals this weekend. The Prime 915, Select 715 and Omaha 515 feature red, white and black color schemes with high-tech graphics that make them look as great as they perform.

Next week, youth players and baseball fans in Omaha for the CWS will be able to see and demo Louisville Slugger’s new Prime 915, Select 715 and Omaha 515 bats at the Louisville Slugger booth in the Omaha Baseball Village and on Festival Nights at the Slumpbuster® Tournament in Council Bluffs.

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. Known for helping create baseball history, Louisville Slugger continues to innovate and provide players the products and confidence they need to leave their mark and #owntheplate.

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