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  • Drop 8 Length-To-Weight Ratio

  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Features USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp (New NTS Tested Stamp)

  • Balanced Swing Feel

  • Three-Piece, All-Composite Baseball Bat

  • Colorway: Black | Gold

  • EKO Composite Material - Engineered To Deliver Light Bat Weight & Huge Barrel At The Same Time. Creates Excellent Sound too!

  • VCX2 Connection Piece - Allows For Independent Movement Between The Barrel And Handle To Control Vibration And Create Great Feel When Contacting The Ball.

  • GT1 End Cap - Maximizes Barrel Length & Swing Speed

  • LS Pro Comfort Grip - Exhibits Perfect Mix Of Tack & Cushion

Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: WBL2468010

The Meta has been busy beating up high school and college pitching for 2 years, now it is ready to unleash its potential on USSSA pitching too.

Bat Benefits

This drop 8 size is what you will probably be looking for (in regard to size) if you are playing in the 13U division of USSSA (you'll need either a drop 8 or drop 5 bat if you're in that division of USSSA play). And this bat is awesome as it will function well for contact and power hitters alike. The bat is considered a 3-piece bat as it has a (1) composite barrel (2) composite handle and a (3) connection piece that make up the entire build of the bat. And the EKO Composite material that the bat features should offer a huge barrel length and incredible sound when you hit a baseball!

Lastly, it is worth noting that the bat will have the new-looking USSSA baseball stamp that bears the words "NTS Tested".

Warranty

A 100+ year old company does not get to be in existence today without knowing how to take care of their customers. Louisville Slugger most definitely covers this bat with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty period that extends from the purchase date. If you buy the bat from JustBats and run into any warranty issues with those 12 months, do not hesitate to reach out to our Bat Experts. They are knowledgeable on bat warranties and will be able to get you all the needed info to begin a warranty replacement process with Louisville Slugger.

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Louisville Slugger Meta -8 Kevin Killgore Parent

Pros: Well built bat, has pop, but too early to tell regarding the durability as it was only used in one tournament. The color scheme is nice as well. Hopefully we get as much use out of it as previous Louisville Sluggers.

Cons: None so far.

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Great bat Marc Christie Parent

Pros: Lot of pop and good feel

Cons: If it’s like every other bat it will probably only last a year.

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New Drop 8 for 2021 Season Joel Cox Parent

Pros: Meta was a gift for my 12U son's Christmas. It was love at first site. Been out to the cage twice and loves the feel and pop. He slept with the bat Christmas night. He told me it was for "luck".

Cons: Very limited sample size...less than 300 swings. So far so good. We love in Central Iowa. Major winter storm today expecting 8 to 10 inches of snow. The con is we can't get to the cage today!

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Review Jason Sheaves Coach

Pros: No vibration, good pop.

Cons: Broke after 3 times using it. Hopefully the new bat will be different. Review would be 5 stars had it not broke.

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Disposable Barron Sexton Coach

Pros: Good pop

Cons: Grip tape coming off in less than a month Louisville won’t send another tape expensive bat not put together well

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Have a question about the 2021 Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: WBL2468010? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

What's the difference between the Meta and Prime -8?
Tom Walls
The Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Basball Bat: WBL2468010 has replaced the Prime moving forward. These bats will feature a new EKO Composite barrel, VCX2 connection piece and end cap design in the form of the GT1 design.
Cameron
What is the warranty on the bat if it breaks?
Robert
The Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: WBL2468010 has a 12-month manufacturer's warranty.
Tori
Do they come in a 2 3/4 barrel?
Dave Lepper
Yes, the Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: WBL2468010 only comes with a barrel diameter of 2 3/4".
Cameron
What is the barrel diameter?
Dave
The Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: WBL2468010 has a 2 3/4'' barrel diameter.
Tori
Is this an end loaded bat or a balanced one?
Dennis Huddleston
The Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: WBL2468010 is a balanced bat.
Cameron
How does it compare with the CF -8?
Dennis Huddleston
Both the Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: WBL2468010 and the DeMarini CF -8 bats are two-piece composite models with balanced swing weights.
Cameron
What is the coldest temperature I can use this bat without it cracking?
Richard Reaves
Unfortunately, there is no way to know at what temperature cracking may occur on the Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: WBL2468010. Our general recommendation is to limit usage when the temperature dips below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cameron
Does this have a 30 day money back or exchange guarantee? My kid has had it for a week and doesn't feel good with it. Looking at possibly exchanging for something else.
Jason Mullins
Unfortunately the Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: WBL2468010 does not feature a 30 day money back guarantee. Once used, it could not be returned within 30 days of the purchase date unless our Bat Assurance program ($29.99 per bat) was added to the order.
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In 1842, J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to the United States. Eight years before, the 1834 Book of Sports had made its debut as the nation's first publication covering baseball. But when he arrived in Baltimore, J. Frederick Hillerich would never have dreamed of the future impact his family would have on America's favorite pastime.

After a short while, the Hillerichs moved to Louisville, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop in 1856. Two of his sons, Adam and John Andrew "Bud" were born in the United States and would later join their father in his business. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in operation and filled orders for businesses by custom-turning everything from balusters to bedposts.

The firm thrived, and by 1875 the little woodworking shop employed about 20 people. In 1880 Bud Hillerich, who was an amateur baseball player, became an apprentice in his father's shop. Young Bud made his own baseball bats along with bats for several of his teammates.

The debate over the origins of the first bat continues to generate controversy among baseball enthusiasts, but the younger Hillerich was most certainly involved in getting his father's business involved with what would become the company's signature item. According to company legend, the first bat was turned by Bud for Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team - the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero, and Browning accepted. After the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash, according to the story, Browning got three hits with it in the next game.

Louisville Slugger gloves are worn by more pitchers in Major League Baseball than any other glove.

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: WBL2468010
Approved For USSSA
Barrel Diameter 2 3/4
Baseball Bats Youth
Bat Construction Three-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Gold
Deals Personalization Eligible
Length to Weight Ratio - 8
Material Composite
Price $300 - $399.99 $300 - $349.99
Series Meta
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
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