The introduction of BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution) to NCAA baseball last season left a big dent in offensive statistics. High schools across the country are required to use the new metal bat standard this season.
Below is a look at the final season using the old standard, Ball Exit Speed Ratio (BESR), compared to the first season with BBCOR technology.
Runs: 5.58 per team per game (2011, BBCOR) to 6.98 (2010, BESR)
Home runs: .52 per team per game (2011) to .94 (2010)
Batting average: .282 (2011) to .305 (2010)
ERA: 4.70 (2011) to 5.95 (2010)Source: NCAA.org
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||2||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Mazzaro||4|
|Baltimore||2||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Cleveland||1||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|LA Angels - J. Blanton||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - E. Santana|
|San Jose||9:30 PM|
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