All players both new and returning are ask to familiarise themselves with the club’s broken bat policy as per below.
1. Club metal bats are provided at training, if you do not own your own bat, we recommend that you use these bats to minimise breakages and replacement costs
2. Club wooden bats are provided for regulation games, if you do not own your own bat, you are able to use these bats, however, if you are responsible for breaking a club wooden bat in any situation (game, training, warm-up etc.), then you are immediately liable for replacing the bat at the current full replacement cost
3. We do not recommend that you borrow a team mates
bat, however, if you end up being responsible for breaking a team mates wooden
bat in any situation (game, training, warm-up), then you are immediately liable
for replacing the bat at the current full replacement cost
Most wood bat breakage issues can be resolved by properly orienting the logo (or trademark) so as to place the edge grain parallel to the flight of the baseball at the point of contact. This is the position that yields the lowest breakage and the highest hitting power.
To cut down on breakage, hold
the bat in front of you with the logo up (or facing you). Then rotate the logo
towards your lead shoulder (shoulder closest to the pitcher). The more you hit
off your back foot, the more you should rotate the bat toward the lead
The maximum angle should be 45 degrees. You may want to place a mark on the bat once you get the ideal alignment. This should put your bat in the proper hitting position with the edge grain aligned perfectly to hit the ball. This proper alignment not only will decrease breakage dramatically, but will also increase hitting power due to the restriction of the flexion of the bat.