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NCAA names panel to study safety risks of metal bats

...report back to the organization's Baseball Rules and Executive committees. The NCAA in January adopted rules to make metal bats perform more like wooden ones. The changes, which take effect Aug. 1, limit the size of the bat. The rules make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/18/oth_253757.shtml
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Judge: Metal bats ban an issue for legislators

...take effect Sept. 1, would ban metal bats in high school games. It resulted from claims that today's metal bats cause balls to go farther and faster...that some people believe result from metal bats. "Aren't those the kinds of choices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/02/bas_138046.shtml
Baseball
Baseball rethinks metal bats

...mid 1970s, the first generation metal bats were designed to be a more durable...cost-effective alternative to wood. Today, metal bats aren't as economical as they once...college, debates over the use of metal bats and the unfair advantage it provides...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/30/bas_262555.shtml
Baseball
NCAA approves standards for metal baseball bats

...panel to limit the exit speed of metal bats to 97 mph in games involving NCAA...time if necessary." Hoping to make metal bats perform more like wood, the panel...bats, which broke easily. Early metal bats were heavy and only the strongest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/29/bas_271799.shtml
Baseball
Anteaters coach Mike Gillespie says bat changes are too drastic

...college baseball and posed safety concerns. Over the next decade, steps were taken to reduce the power potential of the metal bats, and the specifications implemented in 2011 were emasculating."We went too far the other way. Everybody knows that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-15/anteaters-coach-mike-gil
Riverwalk mugging prompts public forum

...Riverwalk in the wake the brutal attack on a couple during a robbery Friday night.The couple were robbed and beaten with metal bats or pipes while sitting on a bench on Riverwalk around 11 p.m. Friday.The forum will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-07/riverwalk-mugging-prompts-pub
Couple attacked on Riverwalk Augusta now engaged

...their first date of ice skating and pizza with a walk down Riverwalk on May 3 when they were attacked by two men with metal bats or pipes.The couple announced their engagement via Facebook late Monday by posting photos of themselves and the engagement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-07/couple-attacked-riverw
Riverwalk mugging suspect identified

...821-1080. Callers may remain anonymous.Solesbee, 25, and Spires, 27, both of South Carolina, were attacked with metal bats or pipes about 11 p.m. May 3. Both had facial fractures and head wounds, and Spires had a broken hand.Solesbee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-10/riverwalk-mugging-susp
Suspects in downtown assaults extradited to Augusta

...a suspect in the riverwalk attack.In the riverwalk case, police said two men robbed the couple and beat them with metal bats or pipes. One of the victims was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.Moses has been charged with two counts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-14/suspects-downtown-assa
Suspect arrested in Riverwalk beating; first suspect still sought

...result of "good old-fashioned police work."Wesley Spires, 27, and Ashley Solesbee, 25, were assaulted with metal bats or pipes about 11 p.m. May 3 on the upper tier of Riverwalk behind the former Fort Discovery.Spires drove the couple...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-10/suspect-arrested-river