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July 2, 2014

Wilson/DeMarini/ATEC Congratulate long time Advisory Staff Member Tim Corbin and Vanderbilt on first Men's College Baseball World Series!

[CHICAGO] July 1, 2014- Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and the Wilson/DeMarini/ATEC Baseball Family is proud to congratulate long time Advisory Staff Member Coach Corbin and the Vanderbilt Commodores on the 2014 NCAA Men's College World Series Championship.  This is the first Championship for Vanderbilt which comes in their second trip to Omaha in the last four years.  Vanderbilt joins the growing list of recent SEC champions, who have won four of the last six NCAA Baseball Championships. 

Head Coach Tim Corbin, who was recently named College Baseball's National Coach of the Year, and his players have been teaming up with Wilson, DeMarini, and ATEC for 9 years now.  "We are so happy for Coach Corbin and his Vanderbilt squad on achieving their goal this year -The National Championship.  Coach Corbin is a valued member of our Advisory Staff.  At Wilson, our #1 priority is to create the best possible equipment for players. Coach Corbin -like others on our Advisory Staff- provide constant feedback and the invaluable playtesting so critical in the process of creating top tier products. Tim pushes himself and all of us to be our very best. He's a great Coach and ambassador for the game, and he's an inspiration to us all." Says Baseball/Softball General Manager Jim Hackett. 

Vanderbilt "anchored down" with stellar defensive play and pitching throughout the season.  Sporting custom Wilson A2000 gloves embroidered with the iconic V-Star and each player's number, their glove work was hard to not notice.  Since the launch of the Wilson Custom A2000 website, Wilson has enjoyed outfitting top Travel Ball and Collegiate Programs and Major League Baseball players with custom gloves designed to fit their personal style.  It has led to some of the most iconic gloves in baseball - from the classic A2000 DP15 GM designed in tandem with Dustin Pedroia to the striking blue and red leather used by Yasiel Puig.  This same level of personalization is available to all ball players at

Throughout the tournament, the Commodores put up critical offense when needed with the help of DeMarini's groundbreaking 2015 bats which will be released in October.  The Commodores' favorite bats were the 2015 Voodoo Overlord FT; an aluminum barrel BBCOR bat built for elite players looking for power and the DeMarini CF7; an all composite offering that provides power through higher swing speeds.  Vanderbilt led all postseason teams in RBI's with 63 and posted a batting average that was .045 points higher than opponents. Although it was a series with few homeruns, the biggest one came in the bottom of the eighth of the final game, when Vanderbilt went deep to left field to take the lead and, ultimately, win the College World Series.

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world's leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.

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