Image credit: (Photo by Louisville Slugger)
The Omaha Experience store will showcase the latest limited-edition products from Wilson, DeMarini, EvoShield and Louisville Slugger for those onsite at the College World Series. But one of the newest products to pop into the Omaha Experience store, which opens June 16, is also available online on Wednesday: the limited-edition 2022 Meta BBCOR from Louisville Slugger.
Using a fresh “Vegas gold and royal metallic” colorway, this is the first release of the new 2022 model. The scheduled release time for the ’22 Meta BBCOR is fall.
“We knew we wanted to do something really fun to celebrate being back at the College World Series,” says Jake Misener, Louisville Slugger brand manager, “while giving everyone a little taste of what’s to come in the new lineup.”
The 2022 Meta (-3) BBCOR is built for power, the brand says. The design features an EKO composite barrel with a fresh sound, “unlike anything in the game,” meant to strike a balance between performance and feel. The three-piece construction centers around the brand’s patented 3FX connection system designed to give hitters a stiff feel on contact that pairs with the bat’s sweet spot. The barrel length gets maximized with the Premium GT1 End Cap.
“The College World Series is all about celebrating the best in the game and what better way to do that than to offer players a chance to get their hands on a limited-edition BBCOR Meta?” asks Jim Early, global director of innovation for Louisville Slugger.
The Omaha store will have more than just the latest from Louisville Slugger, with a range of limited-edition products from the entire Wilson family meant to commemorate and celebrate the College World Series. The outside of the store features a new exterior mural meant to capture some of the game’s timeless jargon. Wilson hopes the mural not only draws attention to the product inside but becomes a popular spot for social media images during the Omaha event.
Tim Newcomb covers gear and business for Baseball America. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.