Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopted USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing.
Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018.
That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved.
ALL BATS USED FROM LAST SEASON AND PREVIOUS YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THIS SEASON UNLESS THEY HAVE THE USA BASEBALL STAMP ON THEM! **THIS DOES NOT AFFECT SOFTBALL BATS**