Inside Pitch Magazine, Fall 2014

The Change Up: Power, Speed, Balance – Louisville Slugger's 2015 Performance Bats now in Stores

30-Day "Performance Promise" comes with every bat

Louisville Slugger BatsLOUISVILLE, KY – The new 2015 Louisville Slugger® PRIME 915, SELECT 715 and OMAHA 515 performance bats are now available nationwide. Like these great bats, the reviews are powerful:

“Louisville Slugger – Best Bomb Dropper in the College World Series,” and “Prime 915 turns baseballs into satellites.” – What Pros Wear.  

Louisville Sluggers “hit the ball further” than other bats in the NCAA Tournament according to The review further revealed, “Louisville Slugger bats were the best for hitting extra base hits.”

Louisville Slugger “was more than twice as likely to hit a triple and roughly 1/4 more likely to hit a home run compared to its next closest competitor.” –

Louisville Slugger introduced the PRIME 915, SELECT 715 and OMAHA 515 during the NCAA tournament with players on 16 of the 64 teams taking these bats to the plate. Players on three of the eight teams in the College World Series® swung the black, red and white family of Louisville Slugger performance bats – bats which also put on a power display during the Major League Baseball® Junior Home Run Derby. Feedback from college hitters, elite high school players and product reviewers is the same. The 2015 Louisville Slugger performance bats provide hitters with the speed, power and balance to #owntheplate.

“It takes determination, poise, grit and tenacity to own the plate,” said Louisville Slugger VP of Marketing Kyle Schlegel. “It requires fearlessness achieved through the grind of countless hours in the cage. It takes self-reliance, dedication and humility to meticulously study opposing pitchers. And it takes a great bat. Our PRIME 915, SELECT 715 and OMAHA 515 bats give hitters the unshakeable confidence they need every time they step to the plate.”

Louisville Slugger is so confident in its new performance bats that the storied diamond sports company is making buyers a 30-Day Performance Promise. Buy a PRIME 915, SELECT 715 or OMAHA 515, try it for 30 days and, if not completely satisfied, return it for a full refund, no questions asked.


Louisville Slugger’s PRIME 915 is a 100-percent performance-composite bat designed for a combination of speed, power and balance. Made with TRU3™ three-piece bat construction, it is available in BBCOR, Senior League/Big Barrel and Youth models. The predominantly black PRIME 915, with red and white accents, looks as great as it performs.


The SELECT 715 is a three-piece performance bat with 100-percent composite handle and an AC21 alloy barrel crafted to be the next generation of hybrid power. Made with TRU3 three-piece bat construction, it is available in BBCOR, Senior League/Big Barrel and Youth models. The predominantly white Select 715 looks sharp with its red, black and silver accents.


The OMAHA 515 is Louisville Slugger’s return to the always-popular one-piece performance-alloy OMAHA series of bats, trusted for power and championship performance. Made from high-performing and ultra-durable ST+20 alloy, Louisville Slugger OMAHA bats have been used to win more College World Series championships than any other bat. The red OMAHA 515 with black, white and silver accents stands out at the plate. Available in BBCOR, Senior League/Big Barrel and Youth models.

About Louisville Slugger

Louisville Slugger® is the Official Bat of Major League Baseball® and the #1 Bat in MLB®. It is synonymous with America’s pastime. Originating in 1884, Louisville Slugger bats have graced the hands of the greatest players in baseball, including stars of today. Known for helping create baseball history, Louisville Slugger continues to innovate and provide players the products and confidence they need to make new history every day.    

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