Easton Bats V.S. The Combat

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Easton Bats V.S. The Combat
Connelly Mitchell
Mr. Taber
Seventh Grade
Question
Which kind of baseball bat will hit a baseball
farthest… a Combat which is all composite or
an Easton baseball bat which is half
composite half alloy?
Hypothesis
I predict that the Combat will hit the baseball
farther than an Easton baseball bat based on
the fact that it is all composite and I don’t
think weight will be the deciding factor.
Abstract
My project is all about the effectiveness of
baseball bats. The two bats I will test the
effectiveness of are a Combat and an Easton
baseball bat.
Materials List
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5.
A 200 foot tape measure
A Combat
An Easton bat
A baseball tee
3 baseballs
Variables
• The Independent Variable: It is the type of
bat.
• The Dependent Variable: It is the amount of
feet the ball travels.
• The Control Variable: It is the number of
baseballs hit, the number of people that use
each bat, the place they hit the ball from, and
the type of measurement used( inches, feet,
yards).
Procedures
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The first step in my experiment was to gather all of my
materials.
Then I got each test subject to hit 3 baseballs off of a
tee with the Combat first.
Then after I had measured the length of each hit, the
test subject would switch bats and hit 3 baseballs with
the Easton.
After each hit I would measure the length the ball
traveled just like before.
Then the next test subject would do the same thing as
the person before them.
Research Results for the Combat
Person 1
Person 2
Person 3
Person 4
Person 5
96.7
feet
47 feet
11.3
feet
11.5
feet
8 feet
38 feet
134.4
feet
26.3
feet
82 feet
7.9 feet 44.4
feet
33.4
69.3
feet
feet
14 feet 3 feet
14 feet
200.5
feet
96.9
feet
Person 6
Person 7
40 feet
Person 8
Person 9
82.9
201.1
feet
feet
19 feet 4.1 feet 70.8
feet
2.8 feet 9.3 feet 166.4
feet
Person
10
191.1
feet
7.5 feet
1.9 feet
The Easton Bat Test Results
Person 1
Person 2
Person 3
134.6
feet
32 feet
83.1
feet
91.3
feet
65 feet
200 feet 59.6
feet
211 feet 142.2
feet
121.9
143 feet
feet
33 feet
Person 4
Person 5
Person 6
61.2
feet
64 feet
6.6 feet 44.6
feet
11 feet 56.8
feet
83.4
34 feet
feet
11 feet
Person 7
Person 9
Person 10
15.3
201.1
feet
feet
8.1 feet 79.8
feet
33.3
166.4
feet
feet
156.3
feet
28.9
feet
149.4
feet
Person 8
Graph of Results
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t
200
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Combat average distance
(feet)
Easton average
distance(feet)
Results
I claim that the half and half Easton bat hits
the ball farther than the all composite
Combat. Evidence shows that this is true
because the half and half bat is lighter and
will flex more than the all composite bat.
Conclusion
My hypothesis is incorrect. The lighter half composite
half alloy bat hit the ball farther than a one ounce all
composite bat. Even though the Combat has a bigger
sweet spot and is all composite the half and half Easton
bat which was lighter proved to hit the ball farther with
most people. In conclusion the Easton baseball bat hit
the ball farther because it is lighter and even though it
is not all composite it still has a little bit of composite in
it. Also the 2 piece bat flexes creating a whip like affect
when it hits the baseball.
Application
You would need to know if an all composite
bat hits a baseball farther than a half and half
bat because if you are playing travel baseball
and need to know which bat hits a ball
farther this helps you decide.
Credits
• http://www.baseballcorner.com/batglossary.
asp
• http://www.kettering.edu/physics/drussell/b
ats-new/compalum.html
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