Across the country and around the globe, the summer of 2021 was full of excitement for the baseball and softball communities. From national competitions to the Olympics, Blast Motion was there every step of the way to provide swing metrics. Athletes of all levels utilized Blast sensors throughout the summer to gain instant insights into their swings.
Garden State Games
The busy summer kicked off with Diamond Nation’s Garden State Games in New Jersey. Blast was on-site at the event, as players used Blast sensors to capture in-game data. The data was shared with college coaches and scouts.
MLB All-Star Game/Home Run Derby
The next stop for Blast was Colorado, as the MLB hosted its 91st All-Star Game at Coors Field. At the MLB’s Play Ball Park, fans were invited to take part in All-Star Batting Practice. With Blast sensors on their bats, baseball fans – and mascots! – were able to instantly receive metrics from their swings.
The world’s top athletes trained for the Olympics with Blast sensors. Athletes from Team Australia, Team Israel, Team Italy, Team Mexico, and Team USA utilized Blast sensors in their training to get insights into their swings. Plus, Blast was represented at the Olympics by Senior Account Executive Jon Moscot and former intern Erika Piancastelli – who is the daughter of Blast Software Engineering Manager Pier Piancastelli.
Alliance Home Run Derby
In Oklahoma, Blast was on-site as Alliance hosted its Home Run Derby. The Blast sensors on the athletes’ bats were able to instantly capture data on the home runs that the athletes crushed. The Alliance athletes had the option of utilizing the Rawlings Mantra bat, which allows users to embed their Blast sensor into the knob of their bat.
Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) Nationals
Blast was also on-site for the PGF Nationals. Players from across the country competed in championship games, college recruiting camps, and much more. Some athletes utilized Blast sensors during games, while others took their hacks with the Rawlings Mantra bat.
Area Code Games
The summer concluded with the thrilling Area Code Games, as the country’s best high school baseball players competed in a five-day showcase. The players brought their A-game with Blast sensors on their bats, and scouts evaluated them using Blast data. The average bat speed during batting practice was around 73 MPH, while the average rotational acceleration was around 14 G’s.
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