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High school baseball bats used by Proctor. Coaches and players say they have noticed a difference in how far the ball travels using new Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution bats this season. (Steve Kuchera /

New bats herald prep baseball's return to old-school ball

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Fans attending this week's high school baseball state tournament may notice the game has changed somewhat.

Instead of crowd-pleasing home runs and multi-base hits bouncing off the outfield wall, games may revolve more around who lays down a perfect bunt, steals a timely base or delivers a clutch single through a drawn-in infield.


Coaches and players have noticed the effect Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution bats have made all season.

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