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Casper softball ladies against wooden bats

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As competirive female softball players, we are tired of playing in a league that forces men to use wooden bats. It is our understanding that this rule was put in place to "protect" the ladies from the ball coming off the bat at a higher rate of speed like when a composite bat is used. This rule was forced upon us and was never welcomed to begin with. Most all of the women who play in Division One and Division Two Coed softball are competitive ball players who participate in tournaments outside of Casper where men use metal and composite bats. This puts us at a great disadvantage because we are used to playing against men using wooden bats. Obviously if we were afraid of playing against men using composite bats then we would not travel to these tournaments. When this rule was created years ago, it was forced upon the players without asking what we, the players on the field wanted. We understand that there may be lower divisions where wooden bats are welcomed, so we are not asking to get rid of them completely, instead allow there to be two separate leagues, one where men can use metal or composite bats and one where they just use wooden bats. Please allow us to make the choice for ourselves

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