EASTON Fitting Experience Provides Each Team with Customized Product, Expert Guidance
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW/ -- Easton Baseball/Softball, the Official Equipment Supplier to Little League® Baseball and Softball, announced today that it will once again provide teams in the Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) with its premium on-field equipment. With player's arriving over the last several days, each team went through a customized fitting experience that featured extensively-trained EASTON experts who match each player with the bat, gloves and gear that best fits them and their style of play.
"We're proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Little League," said Todd Harman, Executive Vice President, Easton Baseball/Softball. "Young baseball players from around the world dream of playing in Williamsport and on behalf of EASTON we would like to congratulate all of the teams who will be a part of the games this year. As the leading brand of choice at this premier event, our EASTON team is excited to be on hand this week helping kids, parents and others learn about our new equipment technologies and how it can help them perform their best."
During the fitting experience, which utilizes the same expertise and techniques of those who work alongside NCAA Division I programs and other elite EASTON teams, each team receives premium EASTON batter's gloves, batter's helmets, ball gloves, cleats and bats to outfit the roster. The always-anticipated EASTON LLBWS backpack is available for sale at the official Little League gift shop and all other product is available at authorized Easton retail locations. The full lineup of EASTON gear includes:
- Bats: MAKO TORQ (-10) and MAKO (-12, -11, -10 and -3)
- Ball Gloves: MAKO LE Little League World Series Edition
- Catcher's Gear: M10 Custom
- Batting Helmets: Z5 Custom
- Batter's Gloves: HS7 Custom
- Backpacks: E100XLP Custom
- Cleats: MAKO TPU Custom
For the first time, EASTON is providing ball gloves to each player, which are customized to commemorate this premier event. Built and designed for the LLBWS, this MAKO LE ball glove utilizes top-of-the-line KIP leather as well as Syntec HideTM in strategic areas to maximize performance, comfort and breathability. This lightweight and durable glove helps to increase hand speed and incorporates double-lacing to increase strength.
"The fitting experience is all about fun," said Harman. "It's an exciting time for the kids and their families. Whether it's about helping their swing in our Hit Lab or talking about their needs from a ball glove on the field, we focus on the core value of team."
EASTON also continues to provide support as the Official Equipment Supplier for the Little League Softball® World Series, Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series, Senior League Baseball World Series, and Big League Baseball World Series. For these elite events and players, Easton Baseball/Softball provided bats to each team and the Little League Softball World Series teams also received helmets, batter's gloves and catcher's gear and were fitted by the EASTON expert team.
Easton is a leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment and has the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., the company manufactures bats, apparel, bags, helmets, ball gloves, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies, such as introducing the industry's first true aluminum bat, drove its growth to the No. 1 position in North America, including the No. 1 bat of choice by players in the College World Series of Omaha®, Women's College World Series® and Little League Baseball® World Series. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of Easton, is a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names. Performance Sports Group is a member of the Russell 2000 and 3000 Indexes, as well as the S&P/Toronto Stock Exchange Composite Index. For more information, visit Easton's website at www.EASTON.com.
Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications
Performance Sports Group