Ripken Baseball Inc. has partnered with Baton Rouge baseball bat manufacturer and marketer Marucci Sports, collaborating on retail opportunities, online baseball training tips and youth tournament activities.

Ripken Baseball Inc. is a sports entertainment company based in Baltimore, Md., that represents the business interests of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and 12-year Major League veteran Bill Ripken.

The partnership will include a Marucci mobile tour experience at youth tournaments and camps at The Ripken Experience complexes in Aberdeen, Md., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., reaching over 40,000 participants.

In addition, Ripken Baseball will work with Marucci to develop hitting lessons, featuring the Ripkens and Marucci athletes.

Marucci will occupy retail space at each of The Ripken Experience complexes, and Marucci bats will be available through Ripken Baseball’s website.

“Marucci is the premier bat manufacturer at all levels of the game and we are excited to partner with an organization that shares our passion for pushing the game forward “ said Cal Ripken Jr. said in a news release. “Innovative instruction coupled with cutting-edge equipment gets kids excited to play the game and helps ballplayers elevate their potential.”