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As I predicted several years ago, the data below shows that the game of college baseball changed significantly after the BBCOR standard was adopted at the beginning of the 2011 season. The BBCOR bat performance standard has returned the game of college baseball to a wood bat game. But, also as expected, the change to the flat-seam ball is allowing well-hit balls to travel farther, and home-runs and runs-scored-per-game are both increasing quickly.
The NCAA publishes a summary of , which includes yearly results for batting averages, home runs per game, runs scored per game, strikeouts per 9 innings, pitcher earned-run-averages, stolen bases, and fielding percentages. In this article I will display the statistical data graphically and discuss the performance trends aluminum and composite bats as well as identifying the effects of bat performance standards. But, before I discussing the NCAA data trends below, I should highlight several important dates regarding the performance of baseball bats:
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An interesting data set is the number of strike outs per 9 innings for NCAA Division 1 college pitchers. During the same years that batting averages, home runs, and runs scored were increasing, pitchers were having a terrible time getting hitters to strike out. This may not be directly related to the introduction of aluminum bats, and bad pitching may also be part of the reason why batting averages and home runs increased in the years after aluminum bats were introduced to college baseball. Notice, for example, that the number of strike-outs per nine innings dropped by a full strike-out in the three years before aluminum bats were introduced.