I specifically used the words "I don't think" and "I believe" and "just a guess" because I was asked a question and didn't specifically know what usssa official told you that you would get your bat back, what your specific situation was with putting in your own pure bats that you bought yourself, and what official told you that it was only the top 5 teams bats being cut open.
I will tell you what. Text me the usssa officials name to my cell 440-715-3301 that told you only the top 5 teams bats were being cut open and that sponsored teams get their bats replaced and I will call the official now and if true I will apologize here on oldscout and apologize to you in person when I see you.
As for the comfort at the plate etc and your post that explains here why you didn't like the bat testing at the biggest event, there is a conference wide zoom meeting next week where all of this could be asked about and could be changed if teams didn't like it etc.
No hard feelings, your situation is is obviously a very unique situation that was not part of the original question.