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Features

  • Free Shipping

  • 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

  • Features USSSA (New NTS Tested) Certification Stamp

  • Colorway: Silver | Gold | Black (JustBats Exclusive Colorway)

  • 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

Description

Marucci CAT9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98GS

This CAT9 Connect features a fresh new cosmetic look that will get USSSA players pumped to swing it!

Bat Benefits

The CAT9 Connect takes things up a notch when compared to the standard CAT9. These Connect models take the awesome technology from the regular CAT9 and add it to a two-piece, hybrid frame.

The barrel will be composed of the AZR alloy material that undergoes a 3-part heat treatment to yield a material that delivers top results. However, the connection point is where the craziness begins with the CAT9 Connect. The AZR alloy barrel and the composite handle of this bat will be conjoined by the Outer Locking System (OLS). The OLS technology internally fuses the barrel and handle through a threading system. And then for extra security, the OLS external piece locks the two components from the outside. This creates one of the absolute stiffest connection points on the baseball bat market. If you want a two-piece bat that reduces vibration but feels like a stiff one-piece bat (when you connect with a baseball) grab a CAT9 Connect.

This drop 8 bat will be end-loaded in its feel. And it will indeed be a behemoth of a USSSA bat to whip through the zone. Because of that, we would probably recommend it only to truly advanced power hitters in the 11-13-year-old age range (Be sure to note that within the 13U Division of USSSA Baseball, at least a drop 8 size of bat is required for use).

Warranty

In the last decade, Marucci has come on strong and established itself as a true force within the baseball bat market. An integral part of becoming that force is their care for customers. To exemplify that care, they extend a twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty period on this bat. If you purchase the bat from JustBats and a warranty issue arises within 12 months of the purchase date, please let the JustBats Bat Experts know. The Experts are trained in product and warranty knowledge. They will be able to get you the info that you need to initiate a warranty replacement process with Marucci.

Reviews

Average Ratings Based on 4 Customer Reviews

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Been with Marucci since the CAT-5 Robert LaPiana Coach

Pros: 12 year old loves the feel and the pop

Cons: None

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Gain The Pop without The Vibration! Shayne R Parent

Pros: No, vibration! Lots of Pop with a great feel. Only time will tell on the Durability but it's a Cat with similar design as previous versions of the connect system. This two piece system is available is several other colors. My 12 year old loves this bat and is hitting everything that is thrown at him. Nukes? Check! Line drives to the fence? Check! Large sweet spot? Check! How about soft bunts down the line? Check!

Cons: Only time will tell on the durability but my oldest used his BBCOR connect Cat 8 for 3 years without a problem. My guess is it's good to go for a complete year and more! Unfortunately, my 12 year old will grow out of it by next year. I wished their was a trade in system for bats....

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Cat 9 connect Player

Pros: Great pop out of the box

Cons: None

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A+++++++ AJ Coach

Pros: Durability .... Hot..... This bat is hot out of the wrapper and stays hot. No worries of braking like the composites.

Cons: Not a composite

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Questions and Answers

Have a question about the Marucci CAT9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98GS? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

Is the CAT9 Connect a lighter swinging bat then the Victus Nox?
Nick
We have not heard anything to date that would indicate that the Marucci CAT9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98GS will feature a lighter swing weight when compared to the Victus NOX.
Cameron
Would this be a good quality bat for a 11u player?
Tyler
The Marucci CAT9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98GS is a good bat for a 12U and 13U player but can be used by stronger 11U hitters.
Cameron
Is there a break in time for this bat?
Cash
No, the Marucci CAT9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98GS does not require a break-in time.
Cameron

About the Brand

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.

Bat Properties

Marucci CAT9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98GS
Approved For USSSA
Barrel Diameter 2 3/4
Baseball Bats Youth
Bat Construction Two-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Gold Silver
Deals Exclusive Bats Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save Bat Bros Bat Picks
Length to Weight Ratio - 8
Material Half and Half
Series CAT CAT Connect
Swing Weight End-Loaded
Vendor Marucci
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