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  • Free Shipping!

  • New Accelerated Carbon Performance Technology Optimizes Swing Speeds

  • Ai909 Alloy Builds Thinner Barrel Walls For a Lighter Swing Weight

  • 2" Accelerated Carbon Composite (ACP) End-Cap Creates a Very Balanced Bat

  • Redesigned With A Longer, Flatter Barrel And Thinner Handle

  • -8 Length To Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Colorway: Black | Silver

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • One-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat

  • Precision Laser pOp 2.0 Increases Barrel Flex For Superior Pop

  • Redesigned Grip For More Comfort And Controlled Feel

  • USSSA Stamp


Rawlings VELO ACP -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: UTZV8

Take your game to the next level with the brand-new, Rawlings VELO ACP -8 USSSA baseball bat. This alloy bat is a perfect choice. This bat is designed specifically to showcase each hitter's natural power, bat speed, and control each time they step up to the plate.

Bat Benefits:

The VELO ACP -8 is a one-piece hybrid bat that features an alloy barrel, lightweight composite end cap, and an overall lightweight feel for increased bat speed. Rawlings has brought the Velo into the future by incorporating Accelerated Carbon Composite (ACP) End-Cap to optimize the swing speeds even further. Furthermore, the Precision Laser pOp 2.0 now provides even better barrel flex on contact to give you the best results! The newly redesigned profile allows all of the Velo models to flaunt a longer, flatter barrel for a fully optimized sweet spot.


Rawlings stands behind the quality of their products and offers a one-year warranty on all bats. In addition, if you order the Velo ACP today you will receive free, fast shipping & expert customer service!


Average Ratings Based on 1 Customer Review

5.0 Stars:Overall Rating
5 Stars: Durability
4 Stars: General Feel
5 Stars: Pop
4 Stars: Vibration
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5 Stars: Overall Rating
5 Stars: Durability
4 Stars: General Feel
5 Stars: Pop
4 Stars: Vibration
Awesome bat Coop D Player

Pros: Balanced swing, good sweet spot, great for contact/power hitter, minimal vibration on miss hits

Cons: It’s loud

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Questions and Answers

Have a question about the Rawlings VELO ACP -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: UTZV8? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

This is showing 2 5/8 barrel, but I think it should be 2 3/4 barrel. Looking for 31 drop 8 in 2 3/4? Brett
The Rawlings VELO ACP -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: UTZV8 will be a 2 5/8'' barrel diameter even though the maximum USSSA certification would be a 2 3/4''.
How is this different then the '19 version? Jay
The Rawlings VELO ACP -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: UTZV8 has a new end cap design for increased balanced, longer alloy barrel profile for thinner walls, and a lighter swing weight and a redesigned grip; this is what would differentiate this bat from the '19 model.

About the Brand

Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic, and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball.

The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all over the country." The Sure Catch was a one-piece glove with sewn-in finger channels and looked better suited for a duck's foot than a man's hand. Catchers' mitts used at the time were large and bulky with a single leather thong passing for a web.

In 1920, Bill Doak, a journeyman pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, approached Rawlings with an idea for improving the baseball glove from a mere protective device to a genuine aid in fielding. The "Bill Doak" model was so revolutionary that it stayed in Rawlings' line until 1953. Its key feature was a multi-thong web laced into the first finger and thumb, which created for the first time in baseball's young life, a natural pocket.

In 1925, Rawlings unveiled a three-fingered fielder's glove, and ten years later improved the Bill Doak model with a two-piece leather web. At the same time, the "T" web became a rage for first basemen's mitts. The pocket underwent a pronounced change in 1941 when the Trapper Mitt, also known as the Claw, appeared. The "Deep Well" pocket was so unique that Rawlings quickly patented it. The design was improved in 1950 by adding a leather piece across the top. Another significant creation occurred in 1948 with the three-fingered Playmaker. A five-fingered fielder's model, with all fingers laced together, provided greater pocket control.

The six-fingered Trap-Eze evolved in the 1960's. In more recent years, Rawlings produced the Fastback design, which gives a glove a snugger fit, greater extension, and overall control. The Holdster is a slot through which a finger can be extended for additional protection from impacts on the pocket. Then, there is the Edge-U-Cated Heel with its extended U-shaped lacing and the Pro H Web and much-copied Basket Web.

Some of Rawlings's more recent glove innovations also include the unique Spin-Stopper design which reduces ball spin when the ball hits the glove, and the Cantilever glove design feature that provides a cushioned area between the hand and the glove's palm area. In all, Rawlings has produced and patented more functionally innovative glove features and designs than that of any other glove manufacturer. The result is that the modern baseball glove is much larger, more comfortable, better padded, and made to last far longer than its ancestors. It is not uncommon to see today's Major League players wearing the same Rawlings glove they wore during their college playing days. In fact, Rawlings is the #1 glove in the major leagues. Rawlings maintains about 65 models of baseball and softball mitts and gloves in its line. The prototypes of virtually all of them have been field-tested by professionals before entering a sporting goods dealer's inventory.

Bat Properties

Rawlings VELO ACP -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: UTZV8
Approved For USSSA
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8
Baseball Bats Youth
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black
Deals Personalization Eligible Closeout Bats Bundle and Save
Length to Weight Ratio - 8
Material Aluminum
Series Velo
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Rawlings
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