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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger Assault Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: YBAS14-RX
Can a ten year old use this bat?
The Louisville Slugger Assault Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (YBAS14-RX) is intended for coach pitch style of play. By the age of ten, most players will have moved to kid pitch style and will need a Youth Big Barrel or "Senior League" model.
How big is the bat?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault (YBAS14-RX) has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. It has a -10 length to weight ratio. It is intended for T-Ball and Coach Pitch leagues for players 5 to 9 years of age.
Can this bat durable for machine pitch? The speed is set to 35 mph.
This 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault (YBAS14-RX) Junior Big Barrel bat may experience denting when hitting pitch speeds around 40 mph. This bat may offer good durability for your league with that pitch speed, but it's hard to say for sure. If you do run into denting, you will be covered through the manufacturer's 12 month warranty.
Do they make it with a 2 5/8" barrel?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault (YBAS14-RX) Junior Big Barrel is only available in a 2 3/4". However, the youth big barrel model is available in a 2 5/8". The model number is 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault (SLAS14-RR).
What is the difference between this bat and last year's Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha XL (SL136XL) Senior League
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault (YBAS14-RX) Junior Big Barrel is a coach pitch bat, whereas the Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha XL (SL136XL) Senior League is a kid pitch model.
Can you make this bat in a 32?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault (YBAS14-RX) is a Junior Big Barrel, which is made for coach pitch or machine pitch leagues. If you need a 32" model, you will probably want to go with the Senior League Assault (SLAS14-RX ).
Can you explain the difference between 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault YBAS14-RX Junior Big Barrel versus the 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault SLAS14-RX Senior League? Is it only wall thickness? Or is one end loaded?
The balanced, one piece alloy design of these bats will be the same. However, the Louisville Slugger Assault (YBAS14-RX) Junior Big Barrel bat is intended for coach pitch style play with slow pitch speeds. The Senior League model (SLAS14-RX) is made for players facing pitching from other players. The thickness of the barrel wall of the Junior Big Barrel model would not be able to withstand pitch speeds at that level.
Can this bat be used in kid pitch with speeds of 30 to 48mph?
We do not recommend using Junior Big Barrel bats for kid pitch, as they are not designed to be durable enough for it. Junior Big Barrel bats are designed for tee ball and coach pitch.
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