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Bats Allowed by Little League

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. 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.

New Bat Guidance from Little League - Rule 1.10

Rule 1.10 - Baseball

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards.

Little League (Majors) and below:

Bats must be labeled with "USA Baseball."

EXCEPTION: For the Little League (Majors) and below, for regular season play and Tournament, composite bats are prohibited unless approved by Little League International. View the list of approved and licensed composite bats.

Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League:

It shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All composite barrel bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

2017-2018 Bat Comparison Chart

Division 2017 2018
Majors and below BPF 1.15 marking/ 2 ¼” barrel maximum USA Baseball marking 2 5/8” barrel maximum
Intermediate (50/70) & Juniors 1) 2 ¼" alloy / metal barrel with BPF stamp of 1.15 2) 2 5/8" alloy / metal barrel 3) 2 5/8" composite barrel with BBCOR stamp USA Baseball marking 2 5/8” barrel maximum NO BBCOR ALLOWED

Licensed Composite Bats

See a visual lit of the bats that are approved by Little League

DECERTIFIED BATS (not allowed for use)

These bats are not allowed to be used during play at Lamar Little League