Easton S1 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL11S110
My whole life I’ve grown up as an athlete. I played football and basketball when I was young, but my passion has always been baseball. Something about the mental aspect of the game, failing seven out of ten times and being a hall of fame hitter – it’s daunting, but if you can learn to deal with that kind of pressure and that adversity of having to fail over and over, but still having to go up with a positive mindset. When you can train yourself to do that, I feel like you are pretty much prepared for whatever life throws at you. I’m Alex Ring, and I just finished playing center field at Azusa Pacific University, and now I’m beginning my journey at Easton Sports. It’s pretty amazing being able to be a part of this company. For my whole childhood it was synonymous with baseball is me getting my new Easton bat every year at the beginning of the year. So, it’s really awesome to be able to see all of the hard work that’s gone into it. So, as everybody knows, Easton is making noise. They’re coming in with six new bats, two different lines, three bats each. They have the speed series and the XL series. And, in my opinion, they’re pretty much designed like a wood bat line. Each one is different in a certain way that can cater to a different player. And, any edge a player can get, they’ll take. So, this is a way to get that edge. And, there’s a reason for that because one of the new things here at Easton is this really cool new technology called the hit lab. What the hit lab can do working with the Power Brigade is that it can custom fit your swing to the correct bat. Swing all six bats, and the data’s right there right in front of your eyes. It’s pretty hard to argue with. I, personally, got to try out the hit lab. Going in I thought for sure speed line all the way. Speed’s been a big part of my game. I’m kind of a single, hit a line drive up the middle, get on. So, I went out and did the hit lab. I couldn’t help but to go out there and take as many swings I possibly could. I swung pretty good that day. Got my read out, and turns out I’m meant to swing the XL2. I guess that means I need an extra large barrel for these extra large muscles. So, you never know what kind of bat you’re gonna get. Believe me, I’ve been around the game for a while. I’ve swung every Easton bat from the ZCOR, to the Connection, to the Stealth - even the Reflex. And, the Power Brigade is by far the best looking and they feel better than any bat I’ve swung. The sound is back. It’s got that regular “bing” you want to hear when you hit line drives. You guys gotta get the new Power Brigade because, trust me, they’re about as legit as any bat as I’ve ever swung.
The bat was delivered as I was leaving my house to go to a game. Packaging still intact I threw into the trunk and rode off. Got to the game just as my team was taking the field. When we came up to bat I ripped off the packaging to break it in. First time up I ripped a triple off the fence in left center. The whole team wanted to use the bat and we ended up winning by the mercy rule!! Wow!! Great bat!