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New Bat LL Standards; What you need to know

Dec 13, 2017 2:12 PM
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USA Bat standards for 2018

2018 Baseball Bat Standard: What You Need to Know-
Starting on January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Standard will be implemented across all Little League baseball divisions and Little League-approved bats will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com. More details, as they become available, will be provided below.
USA Baseball Bat Standard FAQ

Effective January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball® will adhere to the new USABat standard.
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USA Baseball Website

Approved bat list, FAQs, and more from USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States.
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2017-2018 Bat Comparison Chart
Minors & Majors
2017
BPF 1.15 marking/ 2 ¼” barrel maximum
2018
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
Intermediate (50/70) & Junior
2017
1) 2 ¼" alloy/metal barrel with BPF stamp of 1.15
2) 2 5/8" alloy/metal barrel (no marking required)
3) 2 5/8" composite barrel with BBCOR stamp
2018
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
NO BBCOR ALLOWED
Senior
2017
ALL bats must be BBCOR
2018

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