Marucci Sports’ Baton Rouge success story continues with $572M sale

Kurt Ainsworth is CEO of Baton Rouge-based Marucci Sports, which has grown into one of America’s leading sports equipment manufacturers. (Collin Richie)

Marucci Sports started in 2004 in the River Bend backyard of Kurt Ainsworth, a former Catholic High and LSU pitcher whose professional baseball career was derailed by injuries. 

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