05/11/2023 7:29 AM
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with baseball and softball batting glove and equipment company BRUCE BOLT which will provide our players with the highest quality and best looking batting gloves for the 2023 season, which opens on June 6.
Family owned and operated in Austin, Texas, BRUCE BOLT has become the standard among equipment companies in just over five years. Approximately 40 players in Major League Baseball will wear gear produced by BRUCE BOLT, already the preferred batting gloves of 2022 MLB Batting Champion Jeff McNeil, All-Star Ian Happ, Gold Glover Harrison Bader and 2022 NL triples leader Brandon Nimmo. Another 100 baseball players in the professional system also look to Bruce Bolt for their batting gloves, arms sleeves, headbands or bats.
"The New England League is honored to partner with BRUCE BOLT,” said commissioner Sean McGrath. “Since exploding onto the scene just a few years ago, players at every level, including MLB stars, are entrusting their feel and grip of the bat with their one-of-a-kind batting gloves thanks to their unique cuff design and Cabretta leather that also make them more durable than other materials.”
Each of the thirteen NECBL teams will receive batting gloves, arm sleeves and headbands in team colors. BRUCE BOLT will also be presenting Gold Series Gloves to the players selected as 2023 NECBL All-Stars. Those players will wear their BRUCE BOLT gloves on Sunday, July 23rd at Fraser Field in Lynn, Massachusetts for the NECBL All-Star Game, presented by Metro Credit Union.
“We are excited to partner with the NECBL this summer and take part in their exciting style of baseball,” said Bear Mayer, Founder & CEO of BRUCE BOLT. “We are trying to align ourselves with organizations that support the next generation of baseball’s best and brightest. That’s exactly why we’ve partnered with the NECBL."
“Our players are from college programs all over the country and it is important that we provide them with great experiences, which includes the best equipment,” added McGrath. “We look forward to outfitting our players with the BRUCE BOLT lightning logo this summer and know many of them will continue wearing this fantastic gear as professionals in MiLB and MLB."
About BRUCE BOLT
BRUCE BOLT is a family owned and operated business based in Austin, TX. The company was started in 2017 by Bear Mayer, a 16-year-old baseball player who wanted better batting gloves and needed gas money for his first truck.
BRUCE BOLT strives to combine the best design, materials, and craftsmanship in making their batting gloves. They only use 0.9mm Cabretta leather, the softest and most durable leather in the world. Each glove is handmade in small batches by a team that averages over 40 years of experience producing luxury leather products.
The mantra of BRUCE BOLT is “BE BETTER”. They hope players wearing their products are always asking themselves how they can “BE BETTER,” whether they are playing, training, studying, spending time with family or giving back to their community."
About the NECBL
The New England Collegiate Baseball League is summer baseball at its best, representing the most competitive brand of amateur wooden bat summer baseball in the country. With 13 teams located in scenic communities across all six New England States, the league entertains our region for two months every summer. Now celebrating over a quarter of a century of excellence and with more than 200 MLB alumni, the New England League continues to transcend communities and give the best student-athletes from across the country a chance at their dream, which ties directly into the league's mantra -- Keep Your Eye on the Dream!