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Marucci CAT9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98 Marucci CAT9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98 3 Reviews $ 299.95
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  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Drop 8 Length-To-Weight Ratio

  • End Loaded Swing Feel

  • Two-Piece, Hybrid (Alloy Barrel & Composite Handle) Baseball Bat

  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certified (New NTS Tested Stamp)

  • Colorway: Red | White | Blue

  • AZR Alloy - Undergoes A 3-Stage Thermal Treatment Process. Creates A More Responsive Microstructure That Results In A Better Feel, More Forgiveness & More Performance. It Does All This While Maintaining The Strength Of The Material.

  • Multi-Variable Wall Design Creates An Expanded Sweet Spot And Thinner Barrel Walls That Are More Forgiving After Off-Centered Contact

  • Ring-Free Barrel Construction Allows For More Barrel Flex And Increases Performance With No Dead Spots

  • Power-Loaded Barrel Results In A Higher M.O.I. And End-Loaded Feel For Effortless Power

  • Outer-Locking System (OLS) - Attaches The Barrel To The Handle From The Outside In. This Provides One Of The Stiffest Connections Available And It Also Reduces Nearly All Vibration.

  • Micro-Perforated Soft-Touch Grip With Extra Tack Improves Feel And Control

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

Marucci CAT 9 Connect Pastime -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98A

Honor the legends that have played our nation's game when you swing the Cat 9 Connect Pastime!

Bat Benefits

The Cat 9 Connect will be a two-piece, hybrid baseball bat as it will display an alloy barrel and composite handle. The barrel is going to consist of the AZR Alloy that undergoes a 3-step heat-treatment process. The result of the alloy going through that process is that the barrel should display a better feel, more forgiveness and top performance. Along with that barrel featuring an advanced alloy material, it will also feel quite end-loaded. We still think that almost every hitter should be able to swing it through the hitting zone with some authority, but it will probably be best used by batters displaying more power in their swings.

The connection point will be a point of intrigue for a lot of parents, players and coaches too! Marucci connects the barrel and handle together using the Outer Locking System (OLS) connector piece. This piece gives the bat a stiff feel at connection with a baseball as the OLS technology locks the barrel and handle together from the outside in. As well, there will be very few vibrations that reach a batter's hands due to the presence of the OLS.

Consider going after this drop 8 bat if you have a player moving out of the drop 10 size of bats. And remember, it will be a little hefty and be most effective in the hands of batter that exhibits some power!


Marucci is a true industry leader in the baseball bat realm. And they understand that when you’re a leader, you have to help out customers. Because of that, they extend a twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty period on this bat. If you get the bat from us and notice a warranty issue with it during the first year from the purchase date, please contact the JustBats Bat Experts. They are trained in warranty knowledge and will make sure that you are able to do a successful warranty return with Marucci.

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Cat9 Composite vs Cat9 Connect Vince Coach

Pros: Had a 29 inch -8 Cat 9 composite last season for my son. I thought it was a great bat! Beautiful sweet spot and had success. The only knock I had was anything a bit inside on the barrel seemed to die. This year we decided to try the Connect! 30 -8. What great bat, sweet spot seems as large if not larger and balls off the inside and even the end still seem to get up and go....miss hits are still hard hit balls. Needed for an 11 yr old!~My son is loving this bat. he was mad when I said try the Connect this season vs the composite. Not any more, says this is the best bat he's ever swung and you can see it with the solid contact.

Cons: NONE

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Have a question about the Marucci CAT9 Connect Pastime -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98A? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

My son drives the ball real well but I wouldn't call him a power hitter. I don't know if the Connect would be a good bat for him. Is this a good bat for a regular hitter or should he stick with the regular CAT 9?
Dustin werking
The Marucci CAT9 Connect Pastime -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98A is a great bat to consider but it will feature more of an end-loaded swing weight design. This set up might not work well for those hitters that are more accustomed to a balanced swinging bat, like the Marucci CAT9 Pastime -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC98A.
Are there any temperature restrictions on when to use this bat?
G. C
The Marucci CAT9 Connect Pastime -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98A features an alloy barrel so there are no temperature restrictions on it. With that being said, all bats benefit from temperatures that are above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
My son is a big 9 year old power hitter (4'9", 115 lbs.) currently using a CAT 8. Would this bat be better for him over the CAT9 Composite? Also a 29 or 30 inch?
Our general recommendation for a 9 year old would be a drop 10, or -10, bat. If you feel your son can handle a heavier bat at drop 8, then there is certainly nothing wrong with getting something like the Marucci CAT9 Connect Pastime -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98A. Per his height and weight, a 30 inch bat would be ideal. Performance wise, we do not anticipate much of a difference but the Connect is more end-loaded in swing weight feel whereas the CAT9 Composite tends to be more balanced.
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At Marucci, they make their products the same way you play baseball: Hard work, determination, and attention to detail. This product is handcrafted. We are committed to never releasing a product before it meets the standard set forth by our wood bat. Our process is proven. The only way to achieve perfection is to accept nothing else. We first have gloves to Big Leaguers in our inner circle to break in and critique - knowing the extreme situations they would be put in. Players like Chase Utley allowed us to comprehend what a player needs and looks for in an ideal fielding glove. The Marucci player advisory board was integral in testing, tweaking, and ulitmatley perfecting the glove line to have the feel and features that matter to players. Understanding this professional standard of perfection has allowed us to handcraft a performance product that will last consistently maximize your game. Handcrafted, one by one, with the highest quality materials, for superior quality and feel, these gloves will require a gradual break-in period which provides a longer lasting form and shape. Professionally Inspired. Precision Crafted. Marucci: Honor the Game.

Marucci CAT9 Connect Pastime -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98A
Approved For USSSA
Barrel Diameter 2 3/4
Baseball Bats Youth
Bat Construction Two-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Blue Red White
Deals Personalization Eligible
Length to Weight Ratio - 8
Material Half and Half
Price $200 - $299.99 $250 - $299.99
Series CAT CAT Connect CAT9
Swing Weight End-Loaded
Vendor Marucci
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