Over Half of This Year’s Omaha Field is #LouisvilleLoyal
Learn about the programs swinging Louisville Slugger bats in Omaha.
Four of the eight programs to qualify for the 2021 College World Series step to the plate with the Louisville Slugger lineup of performance baseball bats in their hands. Powered by the Meta, the Meta PWR, Select PWR, Solo and Omaha BBCOR bats, Tennessee, Arizona, Stanford and NC State slugged their way to the precipice of greatness this season.
Tennessee is making its first College World Series appearance since 2005, and the Volunteers terrorized the Southeastern Conference opponents and postseason foes, putting their Louisville Slugger BBCOR bats to good use. The Tennessee lineup has combined to slug 98 home runs ahead of Omaha, good for fourth-most in the nation and second-most in the SEC. The Volunteers constantly put pressure on opposing pitchers by crowding the basepaths — their 330 walks entering the CWS are fifth-most in the nation and good for second-most in the SEC. Look for Tennessee to maintain its approach in Omaha by challenging pitchers with long plate appearances that result in walks or taters.
The four-time national champion Arizona Wildcats make their return to the College World Series for the first time since 2016. Arizona has 18 CWS appearances, and this season the program has racked up hit after hit with Louisville Slugger baseball bats. The Arizona lineup combined to hit .329 through 61 games ahead of the College World Series, the fourth-highest batting average in the nation. Their 138 doubles, 29 triples and 721 total hits entering the College World Series are all tops in the country, and their 315 total walks are good for seventh-most nationally. With the Louisville Slugger Omaha, Solo, Select PWR and Meta, the Arizona offense generates a revolving door on the basepaths and puts up frequent crooked numbers on the scoreboard.
Stanford baseball, the owner of two national championships, is back in the College World Series for the first time since 2008. The Cardinal offense hit 80 home runs this season, tops in the PAC-12, and the team’s combined .463 slugging percentage ranked second in the conference, trailing only Arizona. With power like that in the batter’s box, Stanford has the potential to plate runs in a hurry using its arsenal of Louisville Slugger BBCOR bats.
North Carolina State returns to Omaha for its first College World Series appearance since 2013. The Wolfpack is a mainstay in the NCAA tournament, appearing in each of the last six national postseason brackets. This year, NC State leads the ACC with a combined .289 batting average. The Wolfpack’s 89 home runs are good for second-most in the conference, and the team’s .501 slugging percentage is tops in the ACC. In postseason play, NC State used timely hitting to knock off the No.1 overall seed in its Super Regional series.
Stay locked in on the #LouisvilleLoyal programs in Omaha. Stanford will take on NC State on Saturday, June 19, at 2 p.m., then Arizona will play Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. On Sunday, June 20, Tennessee will face off with Virginia at 2 p.m.