2025 Marucci CATX2 Connect Hybrid USA Youth Baseball Bat, -8 Drop, 2-5/8 in Barrel, MSBCCX28USA


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Elevate your performance with the Marucci CATX2 Connect -8 USA Baseball Bat, engineered to give young athletes an edge on the field.

Featuring a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter and a drop 8 length-to-weight ratio, this bat offers an end-loaded swing feel for maximum power with every hit. The two-piece, hybrid design combines an alloy barrel with a composite handle, ensuring durability and flexibility. With the USA Baseball certified stamp, it's approved for play in various leagues, including AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony.

Crafted from AZR Alloy, the CATX2 Connect -8 undergoes a 3-stage thermal treatment process, resulting in a more responsive microstructure. This advanced treatment enhances feel, increases forgiveness, and boosts performance while maintaining material strength. The multi-variable wall design expands the sweet spot and creates thinner barrel walls, providing forgiving contact even on off-centered hits. The ring-free barrel construction maximizes barrel flex and performance without any "dead" spots, ensuring consistent hitting.

The custom-molded handle taper is ergonomically designed for each weight drop, offering a better grip, enhanced bat control, and a superior feel. The handle is easily removable to match athlete preferences. The micro-perforated soft-touch grip provides necessary tack on the handle, ensuring excellent control and comfort during play.

Backed by a full twelve-month manufacturer's warranty, the Marucci CATX2 Connect -8 USA Baseball Bat is a reliable and high-performing option for young players. In sleek silver, white, and red, it's not just a top performer but also a stylish addition to any player’s gear. Order now and enjoy free shipping!

  • Brand: Marucci
  • Sport: Baseball
  • Barrel Size: 2-5/8 in
  • Certification: USA Baseball Certified; approved for play in AABC Baseball, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Dixie Boys Baseball, Little League, Pony Baseball, NABF and Dizzy Dean Baseball
  • Drop: -8
  • Liquid-Gel Endcap: patented anti-vibration technology features the optimal amount of liquid-gel in the endcap to reduce and absorb vibrations for a smooth, solid feel during contact
  • SDX LT2 Connection: lower durometer vibration dampening material directly molded between the barrel and handle to more effectively reduce vibration on contact
  • AZR Aluminum: responsive, durable alloy provides better feel, more forgiveness, and more performance
  • Multi-Variable Wall Design: expanded sweet spot and thinner walls for more forgiving off-centered performance 
  • Ring-Free Barrel Construction: allows for more barrel flex and increased performance with no "dead" spots

  • Custom-Molded Handle Taper: ergonomically designed for each weight drop for a better fit, more bat control, and a better overall feel between athlete and bat. Designed to be easily removable to fit athletes’ preferences.

  • Enhanced Soft-Touch Grip: debossed pattern creates improved feel and control
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Year Released: 2024
  • Adding our Heat Roll with Progressive Pressure to your order may cause decertification, check with the governing body of your league for clarification

Manufacturing tolerances, performance considerations, and grip weight may cause variations from the listed weight.

OPTION GUIDE: Should I order this bat stock/untouched or Heat Rolled with Progressive Pressure?
If you order your new bat Heat Rolled with Progressive Pressure, it will be delivered to you completely and evenly broken in. This process adds 20-40ft of distance to your solid hits and adds 2-3 business days of lead time to your order. If you plan to use the bat in an official game or event, please verify the legality of our process with your league or sanctioning body before use. We (LongballBats.com) do not encourage the use of a Heat Rolled bat in any game or event where it is against the rules. Click here for details about our process!

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