LSU TIGERS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH WILSON AND DEMARINI
Louisiana State University Tigers and Coach Paul Mainieri have announced they will be partnering with Wilson Baseball and DeMarini Bats to be the exclusive equipment supplier of Tigers baseball. Starting in 2012, LSU will be wearing Wilson A2000 and A2K gloves as well as swinging DeMarini Bats including the Voodoo, CF5, Vexxum and M2M.
At the root of the Tigers' offense from here on out will be DeMarini Bats. DeMarini has been taking the baseball world by storm since arriving on the scene in the early 2000's. Known for game changing technology and producing superior-quality bats that give every player an edge, the 2012 line-up features a range of BBCOR bats that were developed specifically to meet each player's unique hitting style.
On the hand and by the side of every Tiger in the field will be Wilson gloves and catchers gear. Wilson changed the game 50 years ago with the advent of the A2000 and ever since then has never looked back. Today, Wilson continues to bring new ideas and models to the market rooted in player feedback and honed with hundreds of hours of work.
"When it comes to what equipment we use on the field - I'm committed to what is best for my players," says Coach Paul Mainieri, Head Baseball Coach for LSU. "After evaluating our options, DeMarini was our player's bat of choice. This combined with Wilson's longstanding history and reputation as an elite glove maker; we felt this combination gives us the best chance to win. At LSU we're committed to winning and putting the best possible product on the field for our students, fans, alumni and supporters. Wilson and DeMarini are as committed to winning as this program and these players. I'm excited about the prospect of this partnership and look forward to working with them for years to come."
"It's truly an honor to partner with Coach Mainieri and LSU Baseball, a highly successful baseball program with an outstanding and passionate fan base," says Chris Considine, President of Wilson. "We share the same rich history, values and commitment to the sport and together, we look forward to sharing many winning moments together."
It's no surprise the Tigers have chosen to partner with the most innovative baseball equipment companies considering the LSU baseball program is one of the most elite programs in the nation. The LSU Tigers have made 15 College World Series appearances and won 6 national championships.