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New Bat Standard 2018



 

LITTLE LEAGUE® TO ADOPT NEW USA BASEBALL BAT STANDARD STARTING WITH 2018 SEASON

2018 Bat Standard

As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented for bats 27" and longer. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

What You Need to Know

League20172018
Minors & MajorsBPF 1.15 marking/ 2 ¼” barrel maximumUSA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
Intermediate (50/70) & Junior1) 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
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
NO BBCOR ALLOWED
SeniorALLbats must be BBCORALLbats must be BBCOR

 

Tee Ball Bats

Starting on January 1, 2018, all Tee Ball bats in the Tee Ball program must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker. 

 

Softball Bats

The composite moratorium only applies to baseball bats with 2 1/4 inch barrels. It DOES NOT apply to any divisions of Little League Softball.


Click Here to Visit the Little League Page on the New 2018 bat Requirements.