Yes, they can use either. I heard (on the radio) a game once (Texas vs ?) in which ONLY wooden bats were used. This was because one of the two teams had not gotten their insurance policy in place before game time, and did not want to run the risk of injury to the players. Aluminum bats, you see, drastically increase the speed of a batted ball. If the ball is hit back to the pitcher as a line drive, he rarely has time to protect himself, and can be seriously injured. Wooden bats, on the other hand, are "dead", meaning that they absorb a lot of the momentum of the pitched ball, so that the batted ball does not have as much speed.
But, from a practical standpoint, except for unusual situations like the one mentioned above, everyone almost always uses an aluminum bat. Because you get more power. Because they are lighter and easier to swing. And because everyone else is using them, and if you don't, you're putting yourself at a disadvantage.
So, if aluminum bats are dangerous, why does the NCAA allow players to use them?
College baseball suffers from an extreme lack of fans. In football, there's very little difference between the number of fans at the pro level and the college level, and in some cases, college teams have a bigger following than pro teams. In basketball, there's a little difference, with pro teams edging out college teams. But in baseball, the difference between pro and college fandom is HUGE. Major League stadiums hold 40-60,000 fans. The BIGGEST college stadiums seat less than 10,000, and most seat less than 2,000. Television? Every Major League Baseball game is available on SOME channel, but televised college games are few and far between. Even the College World Series is available only on ESPN2, the network that is "PROUD to bring you the X-Games". What a joke! Most college games can only be found on the radio. But even then, if your school's basketball team is still playing when baseball season starts, and a basketball game is being played at the same time as a baseball game, the sports network for your school will play the basketball game.
I don't know why College Baseball is so unpopular, because personally, I like college baseball more than pro (and a lot more than basketball at either level). But the point is, right or wrong, not many people enjoy watching, or listening to, college baseball.
But even among the limited fan base of college baseball, most fans enjoy offense a lot more than defense. These fans would be bored stiff by a shut-out, and would put a bullet in their brains if they had to endure a no-hitter. They want to see RUNS, particularly HOME RUNS! And the NCAA recognizes this. So they allow aluminum bats, which give a huge advantage to the batters, resulting in more offense, and MORE HOME RUNS! If they didn't, college baseball fandom would shrink to the point that women's tennis would be more popular.
Type your answer here... Yes they can all wooden bats are legal !
Absolutely not! If they used aluminum bats, Mike Stanton would be hitting 600 foot home runs on a consistent basis, and anyone hit by a batted ball would get seriously hurt.
Yes it should be because soon after their college career, baseball players must face faster, better pitchers with weaker, wooden bats, causing bad starts to many rookie careers. With baseball bats that are wooden in college, scouts can help their team much more from more accurate results. No, because if college players used wooden bats there would be a lot more no hitters. That's why they have the Minor leauges
everyone of them do. metal bats are illegal in professional baseball. But you use them in college, high school and below.
It is the legal bat in high school and college that uses an alluminum barrel to progress players towards wooden bats for the future
Metal bats hit the ball further which is why at unprofessional levels of baseball they use metal but when you get to the MLB you have to use wood.
To Powerful I Guessyou would literally have a ridiculous amounts of HRs a game, not to mention the danger. I think it is time college goes to a wooden bat personally
Players in Major League Baseball use wooden bats so the ball doesn't go as far when they hit it. If they used an aluminum bat, players could easily hit a home run.
Actually, aluminum bats (and those made from other alloys) are, indeed, allowed for play in college baseball.
The state doesn't determine what types of bats are allowed. It is up to the city's league rules whether or not wooden bats are allowed. In my own opinion, any time aluminum or composite bats are allowed, I would be using one, because the BBCOR on an aluminum or composite bat is much higher than wood, and if I'm the only person using a wooden bat in the league, everybody else has an advantage over me.
Metal most definitely, hence why Metal bats are not used beyond the college level. MLB studs are far too powerful to use anything but Wooden bats.
Wooden bats are a tradition in MLB and if players used aluminum bats today I'm 99% sure that every player would hit a home run each at bat. It would be too easy for them. Plus if the league changed to metal bats- none of the players could be compared (batting averages) with some of the all-time great people of baseball. For example: Barry Bonds vs. Babe Ruth. ANSWER Saftey of the pitcher. Aluminum bats have too fast an exit speed. The pitcher could not defend himself in the event of a line drive back up the middle.
Most professional baseball players use wood bats because metal bats are very easy to hit a home run with and most pros love the challenge behind wood bats. MLB rules dictate that players use wooden bats.