Dear Combat:

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for having a hand in a once in-a-lifetime experience.  On September 25th, 2010 my 8yr old son Eric (4’10” 91lbs) hit his first homerun using a Combat B2 (Blue) (32” 22oz).  As we all know the equipment can make all the difference and in this instance it left a lasting impression on an 8yr old boy and his teammates.  I have included below the email that was sent to friends and family announcing my sons first out of the park “HOME RUN”.  Interesting side note; Talking to the league President (Upland Foothill Little League/ Flowers Field) he told me there were no home runs hit on that field (Minors Field) for all of the 2010 Season where 9,10, & 11 yr olds play. He went on to say that to his knowledge he can’t recall another 8yr old who has done that.

Email to friends and family;

Hello all,

Wanted to share some exciting news, Eric hit his first home run yesterday!

This is our Winter Ball Season (we are the Padres) and we had our first game yesterday afternoon. Eric had 3 at bats, he walked, the home run over the fence (out of the park), and a double just short of going over the fence again.  His second at bat was where the magic took place. He fouled off a couple from the Dodgers pitcher. Then bang, he hit a line drive to left-center field. I didn't think it was going to make it, being a line drive. But the ball just kept going and going, 175ft over the 6ft left-center fence. Eric did not realize that he had hit it out until he reached 2nd base and the umpire announced "HOME RUN"! Eric threw his hands up and continued his home run trot. As he reached home plate it was like watching Sports Center, all his teammates surrounded him as he touched home. Needless to say, I was a very proud daddy and my little slugger brought a tear to my eye. Later as we were driving home from the game reflecting on his Sports Center moment, Eric says to me "daddy I hit big ones like Manny Ramirez, but I do it asteroid free!" I replied, “Yes Eric you are asteroid free”!

Don Rohrer II