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2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
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Slightly End Loaded Swing Feel (Worth's XL 1/2 Ounce Load)
Two-Piece, All-Composite Slow Pitch Bat
Displays USSSA (New NTS Tested | 240 Compression Stamp), NSA & ISA Certifications
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X434 Composite Barrel - Utilizes An Exclusive Carbon Fiber & Resin Systems To Increase Material Content. This Should Allow For Better Barrel Flex & Performance.
Flex 75 Handle - Built To Optimize The Whip & Feel For Worth’s 2-Piece Bats
Opti Grip Knob - Smaller Knob Shape Increases Comfort & Allows A Batters' Bottom Finger[s] To Lay Over Or Under The Knob For Increased Leverage When Swinging The Bat.
Signature Bat Of Professional Slow Pitch Star, Shannon Smith!
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty (Save Serial Sticker That Comes With Bat To Keep Warranty Intact)
Worth Krecher Shannon Smith 12.5" XL USSSA 240 Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WSS22U
Crush softballs with the slow pitch stick swung by Shannon Smith. Shannon battles it out in the highest level of slow pitch competition!
Shannon Smith's Worth Krecher will get the job done if you want a bat that can put a little bit of a jolt into a softball. Worth has constructed it in a 2-piece, all-composite design with their XL barrel load (1/2 ounce end load). Due to that barrel load, we would recommend it mostly for power hitters. However, if you have been a contact hitter in the past and want to level up your bat to something a little heftier and see if you can handle it, the Krecher is a bat to consider.
The X434 composite material is always a high performer that sluggers of the softball love to use. And don't forget about the Opti Grip knob that will be a little smaller than your average slow pitch bat knob. This smaller knob is more comfortable on a batter's bottom hand and it also makes it easier for a batter to lay their bottom two fingers on the knob (or even under it) so that they can get more leverage when swinging the bat.
Worth products are legendary on the softball scene. Because of that, they know that they have a duty to take care of their customers that put so much trust in Worth bats. Worth will extend a twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty on this bat. If you get the bat from JustBats and notice an issue with it before a year has passed from the purchase date, please let one of our Bat Experts know. They will get you all the directions and materials needed to begin the warranty replacement process with Worth.
As well, it is very important to note that Worth will not accept a warranty replacement return if it does not include the Serial Sticker that comes on the bat originally. If you purchase this bat, please save the Serial Sticker in the case that you experience a warranty issue.
Have a question about the 2022 Worth Krecher Shannon Smith 12.5" XL USSSA 240 Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WSS22U? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.
About the Brand
Worth, Inc. can trace its beginning back to the year 1912, when George Sharp Lannom, Jr. purchased a tannery in Tullahoma, Tennessee and established the Lannom Manufacturing Company. Initially, the firm tanned leather for harnesses and horse collars they manufactured. However, as the automobile grew in popularity, the demand for the company's harnesses and collars declined, so Lannom shifted its manufacturing resources toward production of leather covered baseballs and softballs under the "Worth" brand, and men's leather dress gloves under the "Craig" brand.
Charles (Chuck) E. Parish joined Lannom in 1930 as a salesman and married G.S. Lannom, Jr.'s daughter, Martha Lannom several years later. Following Mr. Lannom's death, Parish acquired controlling interest in the company, which led to a division of company assets between himself and Lannom's son G.S. Lannom III. Lannom maintained the glove works while Parish, "The Baron of Baseballs," built the Lannom baseball business into the world's largest manufacturer of baseballs.
Upon graduation from Vanderbilt University in 1959, Chuck Parish's son, John, joined the Lannom organization. He persuaded his father to expand the company's Caribbean operations and enter the baseball bat business in 1970. In 1975, following the death of his father, John Parish took over the reigns of the company. Under his leadership, the company diversified and expanded its production line and developed the personnel, technical know-how, and physical facilities to become one of the largest and most financially sound manufacturers in the entire sporting goods industry.
The WorthSports Company was formally organized in 1975 as the sales and marketing arm for all sporting goods products and divisions of Lannom. In addition to the normal marketing functions, Worth also emphasizes and provides new product research and development. In fact, the emphasis placed on this development is largely responsible for Worth's leadership role in the sporting goods industry.
When Worth entered the bat business all bats were made from Northern White Ash. Worth then established wood mills in Pennsylvania and New York to provide the strong but relatively lightweight ash wood stock. Then directions were shifted to aluminum and other composites and in 1968 Lannom Manufacturing produced its first aluminum bat. The company's Jess Heald was primarily responsible for its development. The sale of aluminum bats to amateur baseball and softball players mushroomed in the 70's, helping Lannom achieve record results. In 1994, because of market demands, more emphasis was placed on the aluminum division and an expansion was completed in Tullahoma.
One of the first and most significant results of the R&D program was the development of the Polyurethane (Poly-X™) core for baseballs and softballs. This one innovation revolutionized the entire softball world; up to this time, the traditional softball core was constructed of cork and latex. Worth, through the use of "petrochemical" formulation, created a softball that was more consistent in performance and demonstrated extended durability, thereby setting the stage for the establishment of formal specifications and standards for the industry. More recently, the expanded research and development team has made another revolutionary addition to the aluminum bats called the SuperCell EST (Exterior Shell Technology) Bat.
One product Worth is very proud of is its RIF (Reduced Injury Factor) baseballs and softballs. Introduced in baseballs in the late '80's, the RIF design features a polyurethane center that makes the ball softer than the traditional yarn wound ball, while keeping the weight, size and liveliness. The balls are used mainly in youth leagues, where safety is of major concern. The technology is now being used in Worth softballs as well. New technology is constantly being developed to revolutionize the softball industry as we know it today.
In 2007, Worth was acquired by Jarden Corporation and is now a division of Rawlings and Jarden Team Sports.
|Approved For||ISA NSA USSSA|
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/4|
|Barrel Length||12.5 Inch|
|Hitting Style||Power Hitter|
|Softball Bats||Slow Pitch|
|Swing Weight||Slightly End-Loaded|
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