Bailey Landry, Marucci’s official softball ambassador, knows how vital it is to have a role model in softball. The Gonzales native made that clear when asked about the release of her new bat, the BL26 CatFX Alloy Fastpitch -12.
“Giving back is so important to me because I was a young girl in the area and I always looked up to players, but I never felt like I had the direct interaction with players who had been there and done that,” Landry said. “To give girls the person I needed when I was younger - that means the world to me.
"My why behind releasing this bat is to give the younger pool of softball athletes a high-quality bat to use to fall in love with the game. This new alloy bat gives the entry-level softball player a quality piece of equipment as they are learning all about the fundamentals of softball. Marucci and I get to be a part of that process and it's an honor to be able to provide these young athletes with a tool to compete, succeed, and hopefully begin a lifelong love for the game of softball!"
This new stick features ring-free barrel technology with no “dead” spots and an AV2 knob that offers a better feel and less vibration upon contact. The teal color should also resonate with those familiar with Landry’s offerings.
“The teal is consistent throughout my line so having a bat that has the bright and fun-colored teal reminds you that the game is fun,” Landry said.
Inspired— Marucci Softball (@maruccisoftball) May 1, 2019
Bailey Landry welcomes the BL26 CatFX Alloy to her product line. This one-piece fastpitch bat features a ring-free barrel and 2nd Generation AV2 Anti-Vibration knob.
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All BL26 products are inspired, tested and approved by Landry, the fifth overall selection in the 2017 National Pro Fastpitch college draft and the 2017 NPF Rookie of the Year. Prior to her professional career, Landry was a two-time NFCA All-American at LSU where she holds the school record for most hits in a career with 293. During her senior season, Landry collected 92 hits, second-most in the NCAA and the most in a season in LSU history.