Bat Rule

For 13-18u divisions

Updated Thursday April 28, 2016 by Babe Ruth Baseball of Stamford Inc..

APPROVED BATS:
The following details all baseball bats approved by Babe Ruth League, Inc. for local league and tournament play (BUT SEE BOTTOM SECTION BELOW FOR NON-COMPLIANT BATS THAT MAY NOT BE USED)

13-15 BASEBALL DIVISION
The bat may not exceed 34" in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2 5/8" in diameter.  All aluminum/alloy barrel bats and all composite handle (only) aluminum/alloy barrels are allowed.  Only composite barrel bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed.  Wood barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are allowed.

16-18 BASEBALL DIVISION
The bat may not exceed 34" in length and the bat barrel many not exceed 2 5/8" in diameter or be greater than a -3 length to weight ratio.  Only metal/composite bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 are allowed.  Wood barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are allowed. 

If any non-wood bat cannot be clearly identified for its make and model to determine the barrel composition, then the bat should be removed from the game.


NON-COMPLIANT BATS:

Contained below is a current listing of non-compliant bats that are not eligible, or approved, for use in any Babe Ruth Baseball program or activity.

Babe Ruth League, Inc. has been informed that the following bats have failed recent performance standard compliance testing , and therefore effective immediately and until further notice, they are not eligible , or approved, for use in any Babe Ruth activity or program:

Nike Bat Model #Aero CX2-BTO636 (light grey), CX2-BTO573 (dark grey) and CX2-BTO598 (blue).
Louisville Slugger (Hillerich & Bradsby) TPX Dynasty bat (Model - YB12D -- (black/red/grey)
Mattingly Sports, Inc., Balistk (blue) composite bat (Model - BTKYB, blue)
Marucci CAT-52 33-inch model,
Marucci CAT-52 34-inch model,
Marucci Black 33-inch and 34-inch models
Reebok Vector-TLS 33-inch model

PENALTY

  • If the illegal bat is discovered prior to a batter completing his "at bat" the bat is simply removed from play and the "at bat" continues.
  • A player who uses an illegal bat or non-conforming barrel dimension and hits a fair ball will be ruled out.  No advancement on the bases will be allowed, and any outs during the play shall stand.  This is an appeal play.  The "at bat" will be considered legal once a pitch is thrown to the next batter.
  • Any bat discovered prior to the game that does not conform to the above rule shall be directed to be removed immediately and not be allowed for use during the game. 

 




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