BATON ROUGE – Marucci Sports has inked a deal to become the official baseball equipment provider to the University of Oklahoma, one of the Big 12’s most prestigious baseball programs.
“Marucci Sports is thrilled to become the official hard goods provider for the University of Oklahoma baseball program. The OU brand is known worldwide and we are excited to have our brand connected with it. We look forward to providing the best service possible to head coach Skip Johnson, his staff, and the Sooner baseball players. Having known Coach Johnson and the strength of the OU Baseball program, we jumped at the opportunity to have them in the Marucci Family,” said Kyle Achord, Marucci Sports’ Vice President of Team Sales.
With this partnership, Marucci will be expanding their footprint in Division 1 baseball and the Big 12 conference. Marucci Sports will be the exclusive provider of custom aluminum bats, custom fielding gloves, helmets, and wood bats to the University of Oklahoma baseball program, working hand in hand to deliver top of the line products for the entire team.
“We are excited to add another Big 12 program to our college lineup. The consistent success of OU’s Baseball program speaks for itself and we look forward to working with one of the nation’s top baseball programs,” said Justin Cryer, Director of College Sales.
The Sooners have won two national championships (1951 and 1994), reached 10 College World Series, won 22 conference titles and produced 63 All-Americans. OU has sent 73 players to Major League Baseball, including five on MLB rosters to begin the 2020 season.
“We have been familiar with Marucci for a long time as a premier manufacturer of baseball equipment, and we are excited to work with them to bring their high-quality products to our program,” Oklahoma head coach Skip Johnson said. “We look forward to working together with Marucci to develop custom products and equip our student-athletes with the best gear in the game.”
The University of Oklahoma baseball program has produced 281 MLB Draft selections, including at least one each season since 1970. OU has had at least one player drafted in the top 10 rounds each year since 2011 and has had multiple players picked every year since 2009. The Sooners had a dominant start to the 2020 season, reaching a national ranking as high as No. 9 at the end of the shortened 2020 season, and are predicted to be one of the top teams in the country again in 2021.
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