Combat added as an Official Supplier of 2014 U-15 Baseball World Cup

Combat added as an Official Supplier of 2014 U-15 Baseball World Cup
30/07/2014

One of baseball’s most iconic brands added to 15U Baseball World Cup line-up.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The world governing body of baseball and softball, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), has announced a new partnership that brings on one of baseball and softball’s most iconic brands, Combat, as an Official Bat Supplier of the 2014 U-15 Baseball World Cup.

The most elite selection of 15-year-old baseball players in the world will be representing their countries in the II U-15 Baseball World Cup — the highest level of competition in baseball for this age group – from Thursday, 31 July, to 10 August across Sinaloa, Mexico.

As part of the agreement, Combat will supply its high-quality, high-performance bats to the National Teams for use in the eighty-three games of the world championship showpiece, and the Combat brand will have a presence around the competition venues in Culiacan, Los Mochis and Mazatlán.

“We are proud to partner with such an industry leader in innovation and performance, like Combat, to put its elite products in the hands of the world’s most elite and most exciting young baseball players, who will be united on their National Teams for the U-15 Baseball World Cup,” said WBSC International Baseball Marketing Manager, Masaru Yokoo. “And the Combat brand will also ensure that we not only meet the needs of the world’s top young players, but also the Baseball World Cup’s strict competition safety-standards.”

In heightened safety regulations enacted by WBSC’s International Baseball executives earlier this year, all bats to be used in the U-15 youth world championship must comply with the strictest of standards to ensure the maximum level of player safety.

Combat International Sales & Marketing Director, Dave McNally, commented:

“We are extremely delighted to partner with the WBSC and to have our product connect with baseball’s future stars on baseball’s biggest stage in this youth age group.  We are confident the upcoming U-15 Baseball World Cup will be a premier platform from which Combat can further its position and brand awareness globally.”

The global spread of the 2014 U-15 Baseball World Cup, in terms of participating countries, will expand across Africa, the Americas (i.e., the Caribbean, North-, Central- and South America), Asia, Europe and Oceania.

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About the U-15 Baseball World Cup:

Launched in 2012 by the International Baseball Federation and played every two years, the 15U Baseball World Cup is baseball’s highest and most elite level of competition in this age category, like the 12U Baseball World Cup. And also like the 12U event, the 15U Baseball World Cup is the only world championship across all of sport to feature National Teams within this age range.

Past players who have competed on the youth Baseball World Cup platforms include Canada’s Brett Lawrie, Japan’s Yu Darvish and Shohei Ohtani, South Korea’s Shin-soo Choo, Cuba’s Aroldis Chapman and Yasiel Puig, and USA’s Clayton Kershaw, Justin Upton and Buster Posey, among countless others past and future stars.

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