Easton Baseball/Softball 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 VP, 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.
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.