Which Bat am I Allowed to Use??

 

 

 

So many options, but which is right for my league?!

A breakdown on which bats are legal for play at each level…

 

OK, so when I’m not blogging about the all of the new and exciting items that Homerunmonkey.com has to offer- I double as a Customer Service Representative in the department. A few of the calls I get frequently, are asking about which bat I would recommend for a specific league or which bat can the athlete use in this league and that league. With all of the options that are available and different specifications for different leagues- it’s no wonder that some parents and players are unsure about which bat to purchase. Let’s be real here, no one wants to spend money on a bat s/he can’t use because it is illegal for play in that league. So, I figure this would be a good opportunity to offer some clarification to all of those wondering which bat they should purchase.

 

LITTLE LEAGUE

LEGAL BATS

Majors & Under 2 ¼” barrel; non-wood bats must have BPF 1.15, composite bats must be on approved list at www.littleleague.org
Intermediate & Junior 2 1/4″ or 2 5/8” barrel with 1.15 BPF stamp; composite bats must have BBCOR .50 stamp
Senior & Big League  2 5/8″ barrel; non-wood bats must have BBCOR .50 stamp

BABE RUTH

LEGAL BATS

Cal Ripken 2 ¼” barrel; non-wood bats have 1.15 BPF stamp
13-15 Years 2 5/8” barrel; all alloy barrels OK, composite bats must have BBCOR .50 stamp
16-18 Years 2 5/8″ barrel; all non-wood must have BBCOR .50 stamp

PONY

LEGAL BATS

Colt & Palomino 2 5/8″ barrel; all non-wood must carry BBCOR .50 stamp
Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, Pony 2 ¼” or 2 5/8″ barrel; all non-wood must have BPF 1.15 stamp; if using 2 5/8″ barrel, must have BBCOR .50 stamp

HIGH SCHOOL (NFHS)

2 5/8″ barrel; all non-wood bats must have BBCOR .50 stamp

COLLEGE

2 5/8″ barrel; all non-wood bats must have BBCOR .50 stamp

USSSA

LEGAL BATS

14 & under All sizes (2 ¼”, 5/8”, ¾”) legal, all non-wood bats must have new USSSA BPF 1.15 “thumbprint” stamp 
15 & over 2 5/8″ barrel; all non-wood bats must have BBCOR .50 stamp

 

 

There you have it folks- a quick breakdown of what’s OK and what’s not for some of the popular leagues throughout the United States.

 

Well, now that you know which bat you need, check out HomerunMonkey’s selection of baseball bats! On the website we offer different types of materials, styles and sizes for any of the previously mentioned leagues!

 

Still unsure or have other questions about the bats we have in stock? Give us a call or send us an email and one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives will gladly help you!

 

Customer Service can be reached at the following:

United States (toll free) 888-771-3111

AK, HI and Canada 951-479-4555

International +001 951 479 4555

Email homerun@monkeysports.com

 

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