CAT8 Connect -5

CAT8 Connect -5

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CAT8 Connect -5

Power hitters love the end-loaded feel and ultra-responsive barrel of the CAT8 Connect -5, a USSSA certified two-piece hybrid bat featuring a power-loaded barrel built with AZ105 super-strength aluminum alloy. The patented SDX EXT connection (US Patent No. 10,016,667) increases stiffness to maintain energy transfer to the ball, while also dismissing negative vibrations to the hands, resulting in maximum power and minimum sting.

  • AZ105 alloy, the strongest aluminum in the Marucci bat line, allows for thinner barrel walls, a higher response rate and better durability
  • Multi-variable wall design creates an expanded sweet spot and thinner barrel walls that are more forgiving after off-centered contact
  • SDX EXT, Extended Shock Dissipating Connection, increases stiffness to maintain energy transfer to the ball, while also dismissing all harsh, unwanted vibrations from players’ hands
  • Ring-free barrel construction allows for more barrel flex and increases performance with no "dead" spots
  • Power-loaded barrel results in a higher M.O.I. and end-loaded feel for effortless power
  • Two-piece hybrid design combines a carbon composite handle with the AZ105 alloy barrel for maximum power
  • Professionally inspired handle features a removable taper and an ergonomic knob shape for more top-hand control and comfort
  • Micro-perforated soft-touch grip with extra tack improves feel and control
  • Grip weight and manufacturing tolerances may cause slight deviation from the listed weight
  • 2 3/4" barrel diameter
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF certified
  • One-year warranty included


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  • 5
    "Cat8 Connect"

    Posted by Candee on Jun 23rd 2020

    "Great Bat...worth the money! My son got walked the first 2 up to bats didn't touch a ball until his 3rd at bat...first swing over the fence...been a great upgrade in the first week of use!"

  • 5
    "Cat 8 Connect -5"

    Posted by Joseph Massaro on Aug 28th 2018

    "MY Son used his bat all weekend in the tournament and had fantastic results. Tremendous "POP" off the bat even better than his Cat 7."

  • 5
    "cat 8 connect -5"

    Posted by Danny on Jul 24th 2018

    "Purchased this bat for my 12 year old. The ball flys off this bat like none I've seen before. He's hitting bombs consistently now!"

  • 5
    "CAT 8 Connect"

    Posted by Jeffrey Brown on Jul 17th 2018

    "Just got my 12 year old the Connect...launching bombs!"