Snowshoe Foundation donation allows Warriors to keep swinging
The Pocahontas County High School Warrior baseball team has a reason to be pleased this season, they have new bats they needed to be compliant with a new state safety regulation. The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission requires that all bats this season are BBCOR compliant, and according to Snowshoe Foundation board member Randy Sharp, the new bats are expensive.
"The bats range anywhere from $300-400 each," said Sharp. "So they had no bats to start the baseball season with. There was no money in the fund to do it, so we got a $1,000 grant from the Snowshoe Foundation."
According to the BBCOR bat information website, BBCOR stands for Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution, and is "a new, more accurate baseball bat performance test used to ensure that aluminum and composite bats play similar to wooden bats."
Sharp said the new bats will make a difference when it comes to safety.
"The ball won't come off the bat as hard or fast," explained Sharp.
Sharp said the Snowshoe Foundation has always been helpful when it comes to kids and education, and the grant has already made a difference this season.
"They do a lot with our schools, and they help out a lot of our sports programs too," said Sharp. "They were able to buy three bats with the $1,000, and they've been hittin' home runs with 'em!"