U.S. Baseball is excited to announce that B45 Bats, headquartered in Quebec, Canada, will be the official wood bat sponsor for the 2017 Season of the Show Me Collegiate League held at U.S. Baseball Park in Ozark, Missouri. After finalizing the partnership in May of 2017, U.S. Baseball Park will be the only place in Southwest Missouri where you can find high-quality birch wooden bats.
In 2015, B45 was acquired by former Major League pitcher and 2003 Cy Young winner, Éric Gagné. With the help of new brand ambassadors like All-star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and All-star catcher Jonathan Lucroy, B45 is taking Major League Baseball by storm. The U.S. Baseball group, led by General Manager Brad Beattie, saw a great opportunity to bring the bats to the Midwest. With the help of Gagne's former teammate and B45 representative Tony Lewis, these bats will be featured in the Show Me Collegiate League. The Show Me Collegiate League is in its 2nd year of existence and has already brought talent to the area from all over the United States. Gagne is expected to make a visit to the Ozarks to help promote B45 and for an autograph signing at a date to be determined.
To follow the league's activities, please visit their website: theusbaseball.com