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Little League Rule Change - New Bat Rules starting for 2018!

By PLL, 07/21/17, 12:00PM CDT

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Please Read Carefully. Will not effect Fall 2017 Season.

Dear all, 

As many of you are aware, Little League has changed the bat standards for this coming season, effective January 1st, 2018. Bellaire LL, like all other LLs, will be required to follow this change. 

I've included a link below that explains the change and answers many questions. In essence, the existing 1.15 BPF and BBCOR standards are being replaced by a USABat standard. All alloy or composite bats will have to have the USABat mark to be allowed in play. Wood bats will still be allowed. 

These new bats are designed to have a wood-like performance. They will now be allowing barrel sizes up to 2 5/8". 

The new bats will be available, apparently, beginning sometime in the Fall.

 

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-FAQs.htm

 

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

 

 

The previous bats will be fine for Fall Ball, so no need to worry about that.