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2018 Bat Rule Changes

HEADS UP!  Significant Bat Rule Changes Coming in 2018

Little League International announced in August 2015 that it will be formally adopting USA Baseball's new standard for bat performance testing.  Based on the new bat regulations, the full composite bats and composite-barrel half-and-half bats used today will be illegal after 12/31/17.

2017 & 2018 Bat Standard Comparison

Minor & Major

2017: BPF 1.15 marking / 2 1/4” barrel maximum

2018: USA Baseball marking, 2-5/8” barrel maximum

Intermediate & Junior

2017: 1) 2 1/4" 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


2017: ALL bats must be BBCOR

2018: ALL bats must be BBCOR


 Full Printable List of 2-1/4 Baseball Bats


Board Members Recognized by District 33

Board Members Recognized by District 33

Ric CastaƱon, VP of Ops, won the Umpire Service Award and Danyell DiLena, Coach Coordinator, won the District Service Award

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