These partially finished bats are not considered high quality enough to become real bats used in baseball games, therefore they will be made into trophy bats, designed to hang on a wall. PRESS PHOTOS BY JOHANNA S. BILLINGS
Lehigh Valley Bat Works owner Steve Toth practices in a batting cage in front of the new store. It is designed to allow the company to make customized bats for customers.
Sarah Moyzan, 4, of Bethlehem, suddenly realizes her picture is being taken during the Lehigh Valley Bat Works open house Dec. 1 in Allen Township. The Bethlehem resident will be starting T-ball this year and has her own bat. She was standing at the top of the steps watching the activities down on the first floor.
Lehigh Valley Bat Works owner Steve Toth talks about the company's manufacturing methods during an open house Saturday. Around him are bats that have recently been stained or painted. Toth is a 2002 graduate of Parkland High School.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JOHANNA S. BILLINGS Cylinders of wood are hand-turned on a lathe in order to make baseball bats at Lehigh Valley Bat Works. The company, newly located in Allen Township, held an open house Saturday. The company is about two years old and previously made bats in garages.
Lehigh Valley Bat Works owner Steve Toth moves business to Allen Township.