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When it comes to purchasing a bat, whether softball or baseball, it is a pretty substantial financial commitment. The prices of bats have risen over the years because of the innovations that each new season brings around. Marucci, Easton, DeMarini, and Louisville Slugger’s models all are innovative bats that have discovered ways to bring more […]

There has been an all-out war between the three major competitors in the baseball market between adidas, Nike, and New Balance. The battle of who can bring the put forth the best product, has benefited the consumer of incredible products, each of which bringing their own innovation and technology to the field. In a formerly […]

Baseball has entered a new era, thanks in part to an up and coming age of shortstops and influencers like the Houston Astro’s Carlos Correa, or the Cleveland Indians Francisco Lindor the game has seen a shift in focus heading towards cleats and on-field style. Companies such as adidas, Nike, New Balance, and Under Armour […]

Big leaguers use them, minor leaguers use them, even some college leagues use them. Hitting with a wood bat can be a frightening idea at first. The biggest concern definitely surrounds their easy ability to  break and send parts of the bat flying, and money flying out of your wallet at the same time. So […]

South Carolina’s historic softball season added another chapter Sunday evening. Coach Matt Lisle and The Hitting Vault featured on thestate.com The Gamecocks (45-14) were chosen as an NCAA regional host and will be a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2002. Games at Beckham Field will begin this weekend. USC, the No. 9 […]

Power is often the most sought-after skill for baseball and softball hitters. So how do I get it? Similar to many things in life, you don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for. At The Hitting Vault, we break down the softball and baseball swing exactly the same. A good […]

With the amount of content currently surrounding hitting a baseball, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the countless drills and advice out there for beginner baseball hitters. Launch angles, exit velocity and exit speed are the up and coming metrics that elite baseball players are looking at to improve their hitting and unlocking their power. […]

It won’t take much to convince you that balance is critical to having a powerful, productive baseball swing. In fact, hitting is considered one of the most difficult things to do in sports, being off balance will only make hitting the ball the way you want to hit it that much more difficult. In Baseball, […]

Approach to Coaching Student-Athletes In 2018, the landscape of youth and collegiate athletics, and how we coach student-athletes, is vastly different than it was in 2008, 1998, and even more so than 1958. You can be demanding but without being demeaning or tearing down. If an athlete is trying but doesn’t understand your words, raising […]