li'l princeton's team is playing up, on the bigger field. thus they get to hit with the bigger barreled bats (2 5/8 instead of 2 1/4), even though I don't think they're ready-- they're 11, with a few 12 year olds. also, need to begin to transition from -12 (still in use) to -10 (currently uses part of the time) to, eventually, -3 in two years, which is a requirement for the middle school team.
anyway, let's say that I was to buy a -8 big barrel . at least I'd like to pick out a good one so that I don't get the "dad I need a different bat" thing. the 2 1/4 barrel Combats have been amazing; but I don't see 2 5/8 Combats in the NCAA so I'm thinking that I should be looking at something else. opinions?