New Little League Rules Regarding BASEBALL Bats for 2018Updated Sunday November 19, 2017 by Franklin Little League.
Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Junior, Intermediate, Major, Minor, Rookie, Tee-Ball, as well as Challenger, Baseball Divisions shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.
Note that the bat you used in 2017 may not be eligible to be used in 2018....please plan accordingly and check out your own bat to see if it complies with the new rules!
Softball Divisions are unaffected by these new rules.