POWER IN NUMBERS - #OWNTHEPLATE WITH PRIME 916, SELECT 716 AND OMAHA 516
Louisville, KY – (August 24, 2015) Confidence is the key to owning the plate and letting your opponent on the bump know you’re going to be a tough out. You have to be ready to battle on every pitch, and that means having the right bat – one you trust to help you rake, regardless of your swing style. With battle confidence in mind, Louisville Slugger® announces its new 2016 performance bat lineup – Prime 916™, Select 716™ and Omaha 516™ – which features a bat for every type of hitter.
“The key to success at the plate is finding a bat that feels comfortable because comfort translates to confidence,” said Louisville Slugger bat research and development director Jim Earley.
“With the Prime 916, Select 716 and Omaha 516, we’ve created three uniquely different and innovative performance bats that help hitters with different swing styles have the confidence to be their best every time they step to the plate.”
Prime 916, Select 716 and Omaha 516 are the bats of choice for Top 25 college programs like Florida State, Louisville and North Carolina, as well as Prime Baseball Clubs like Evoshield Canes, Orlando Scorpions and Tri-State Arsenal, to name just a few.
Prime 916 Features and Benefits
Louisville Slugger’s Prime 916 is the bat of choice for baseball’s best amateur players. 87 percent of hitters surveyed by Perfect Game* chose last year’s Prime 915 over Easton Mako, and the Prime 916 is even better.
The Prime 916 provides hitters with maximum bat speed, extreme power and ultimate balance. It helps hitters get their bats to the zone fast for maximum pop. The bat features a premium patent-pending FCS (Fused Carbon Structure) composite handle and barrel, patented TRU3™ Explosive Power Transfer technology and three-piece construction, which give it a lighter swing weight to ensure maximum control.
The Prime 916 has a massive sweet spot with extreme barrel flex and dramatically reduced vibration. This bat gives hitters the best possible feel and unmatched performance and is available in BBCOR ($399.99 suggested retail), 2-3/4 inch and 2-5/8 inch big-barrel Senior League models ($349.99) and a 2-1/4 inch Youth Baseball model ($229.99). All Prime 916 Louisville Slugger bats feature Lizard Skins™ Grips. The Prime 916 Senior League 2-3/4 inch barrel is now 27 percent longer, while the Prime 916 Youth barrel is 12 percent longer, creating much larger sweet spots.
Select 716 Features and Benefits
Louisville Slugger’s Select 716 is a bat built for driving the ball and going deep. It’s the bat of choice among Louisville Slugger’s Top 25 college teams. Crafted to be the next generation of hybrid power, the Select 716 combines its elite AC21 alloy barrel with the patented TRU3 Explosive Power Transfer technology and hybrid three-piece construction to deliver powerful performance. This impressive bat features a massive sweet spot, dramatically reduced vibration, a solid feel, maximum barrel flex and an explosive trampoline-like swing. It’s available in BBCOR ($299.99 suggested retail), 2-3/4 inch and 2-5/8 inch big-barrel Senior League models ($249.99), as well as a 2-1/4 inch Youth Baseball model ($179.99).
BBCOR and Senior League Select 716 Louisville Slugger models feature Lizard Skins Grips.
Omaha 516 Features and Benefits
Louisville Slugger’s Omaha 516 provides hitters with the ultimate in balance and maximum in control. With trusted power and championship performance, the Omaha 516 is the most proven one-piece bat and most consistent high-performance bat in baseball. Made with Louisville Slugger’s new exclusive lightweight 7U1 alloy, the Omaha 516 delivers the right mix of undeniable power, a massive sweet spot, superior balance, maximum barrel flex and a lighter swing weight. The Omaha 516 is available in BBCOR ($199.99 suggested retail), 2-3/4 inch and 2-5/8 inch big-barrel Senior League models ($149.99) and a 2-1/4 inch Youth Baseball model ($99.99). BBCOR and Senior League Omaha 516 Louisville Slugger models feature Lizard Skins Grips. The -10 Senior League models have barrels that are 40 percent longer, while the Omaha 516 Youth models have barrels that are 25 percent longer, creating much larger sweet spots.