Unrivaled performance and feel for elite travel ball players. For the first time ever, gapped wall barrel technology comes to USSSA baseball in the 2023 Louisville Slugger Meta® (-5) USSSA Bat. The unprecedented Gapped Wall EKO™ Composite Barrel design features a low compression outer barrel that improves performance, regardless of swing speed, while a stiff inner wall helps elite travel ball players elevate their power potential. This three-piece design uses a vibration dampening VCX2™ Connection System and GT1 End Cap for enhanced comfort and feel. Ideal for top travel ball talent, Meta (-5) helps take a player’s tools to the next level, turning elite bat speed into serious production.