Salem International Baseball Makes The Switch To Axe Bat
Welcome Salem International baseball to #TeamAxe! The NCAA Division II Tigers of Salem, West Virginia, will be swinging Axe Bats exclusively next season as they continue building under new head coach Addison Rouse.
More details in the release below:
The Division II Tigers of Salem, West Virginia, will swing Axe Bats exclusively next season
RENTON, Wash. (Nov. 22, 2016) – Axe Bat today announced a multiyear partnership with Salem International University’s baseball program that will have the Tigers of Salem, West Virginia, swinging Axe Bats exclusively, starting next season.
Salem International competes as an independent at the NCAA Division II level. The Tigers switched to Axe Bat during fall practice, following the hiring of new head coach Addison Rouse to rebuild the program.
“I was immediately sold on Axe Bat after demoing the bats,” said Rouse, who coached the past three seasons at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. “Our guys loved how the new Axe Bats felt and performed, and we can’t wait to swing them as a team next season.”
Salem International joins many other college programs and professional players in making a recent switch to Axe Bat.
“We’re excited to be part of the building process at Salem International and look forward to following the program’s success in the years ahead,” said Jay Helmick, Senior Vice President of Axe Bat. “We’re also eager to incorporate feedback from Coach Rouse and his players into future Axe Bats so that we can continue delivering the best bats in college baseball.”
The Axe Bat is the only bat engineered to support the biomechanics of the swing. Its angled, oval-shaped knob fits naturally in the hand and enables a more comfortable, higher-performing alternative to traditional round-handled bats. Studies have shown the Axe Bat’s ergonomic shape can improve bat control and maximize bat speed, while also improving power transfer and reducing the risk of hand injuries commonly associated with the swing.1
Axe Bat’s 2017 lineup, which the Tigers will swing next season, introduces the angled HyperWhip profile to more bats. The aerodynamic design shaves material from the end of the bat on the non-hitting side for improved balance, control and bat speed, without compromising barrel size. All of the new bats, including bags, batting gloves, and apparel, are available now at www.axebat.com.
About Axe Bat
Axe Bat is a wholly owned division of Baden Sports, Inc., headquartered in Renton, Wash., and a manufacturer of high-performance bats with axe-shaped handles for baseball and softball. Approved for play at all levels, the Axe Bat is the only bat engineered to support the biomechanics of the swing. Research confirms that compared to traditional bats with round knobs and handles, the Axe Bat delivers more comfort, improves bat control and grip stability, transfers power more efficiently, provides more space to accelerate the barrel for maximum bat speed, and reduces the risk of hand and nerve injuries commonly associated with the swing.1 For more information, go to www.axebat.com or join the conversation on Facebook (TheAxeBat), Instagram (axebat), and Twitter (@AxeBat).
1 Biomechanical Study of the New Axe Handle Baseball Bats and Comparison with Standard Round Knob Bats: https://axebat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AXE_Bat_Study_4_10_14.pdf.