February 4, 1999
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University is one of the places NCAA officials have turned to gather information about exit speeds, as well as reaction times and differences in the "sweet spots" between wood and non-wood bats. For more than a decade, MSU aerospace engineering professor Keith Koenig has collected baseball-related data. Using a 200 mph air cannon, computers and laser beams, he has been gauging the performance of baseball and softball bats.
STARKVILLE, Miss.--The three-inch white sphere blasts at the blink of an eye toward the pitcher just 60 feet away.
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