BATON ROUGE – Marucci Sports introduced the Little Rock Trojans as its newest college baseball partner on Thursday.
“We are excited to add Little Rock and Coach Curry as one of our college partners. We are proud of the direction their program is going and excited to be part of the success both on and off the field” said Justin Cryer.
As part of the partnership, Marucci will be the Trojans’ exclusive provider of bats, fielding gloves, bags and helmets. In collaboration with the team and Coach Chris Curry, Marucci will create the Trojans’ custom fielding and batting gloves.
"I've always respected the first-class way the Marucci staff carries themselves and treats everyone so professionally,” said Coach Curry. “Having played briefly with Kurt and Trey and getting to know Justin, Kyle and Tanna during my coaching days in Louisiana, I’ve been able see the Marucci team in action. It's easy to see that they care about the detailed needs of each program and their players. The Trojans’ core values of respecting the game as well as each other line up perfectly with the Marucci standard.” said Coach Curry
Little Rock has been a leading program in the Sun Belt Conference for many years. Forty players have earned All-Sun Belt honors, and Head Coach Chris Curry received the 2016 Sun Belt ‘Coach of the Year’ title.
“Over the years, we've seen Marucci products rise to the top of professional and college baseball, and we are excited here at Little Rock to compete with their gear in our dugout. We are grateful to the Marucci team for inviting Little Rock Baseball to join the Marucci family," said Coach Curry.
Coach Curry has led the Trojans to five-straight Sun Belt Tournaments and six wins over ranked opponents. In 2019, Little Rock became the first team in Arkansas state history to defeat the other four in-state Division I programs in the same season, going 8-0 against teams from the Natural State.
About Marucci Based in Baton Rouge, Marucci was founded by two former Big Leaguers and their athletic trainer who began handcrafting bats for some of the best players in the game from their garage in 2004. Fast forward to today, that dedication to quality and understanding of players’ needs has turned Marucci into an All-American success story. Today, Marucci is the Number One bat in the Big Leagues.