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2018 Bat Rules - All Divisions

Babe Ruth National Approved bats rule:

  • The bat may not exceed 2 5/8” in diameter. All barrel bats should be marked BBCOR .50 and/or USA Baseball marking and will be allowed. Wood barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are allowed. 16-18 year old division bats cannot be greater that a -3 (drop 3) length to weight ratio.

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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