Baugo Little League: Bat Rules




Baseball Bat Rules for 2012

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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: it shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less;

EXCEPTION: For the 2011-2012 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 below.

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 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.

Senior/Big League: it shall not be more than 36 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. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-Iong bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood 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. Aluminum and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

In all divisions, wood bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding sixteen (16) inches (18 inches for Junior/Senior/Big League baseball) from the small end. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

  • NOTE 1: Junior/Senior/Big League: The 2¾ inch in diameter bat is not allowed
    in any division.
  • NOTE 2: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.
  • NOTE 3: The bat may carry the mark “Little League Tee Ball.”
  • NOTE 4: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that cannot
    pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division
    must be removed from play. The 2¼ inch bat ring must be used for bats in the Tee
    Ball, Minor League and Little League Baseball divisions. The 2 5/8 inch bat ring
    must be used for bats in the Junior, Senior and Big League divisions of baseball.
  • Note 5: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play. Penalty – See Rule – 6.06 (d).

More information on baseball bats can be found among the links at at the Introduction Page for the Little League Bat Guide

Composite Bats 

 

Licensed composite-barreled bats (2 1/4 inch barrels) that meet the Bat Peformance Factor (BPF) standard, and the Accelerated Break In (ABI) procedure, are listed below.

This list applies for the 2012 season, and will be updated as needed.

This list is representative of licensed composite-barreled baseball bats that are permitted to be used in the Little League (Majors) Division and below, as of the latest revision date shown at the bottom of this page, when this list was last updated.

This list may have more licensed models added to it as more bats are tested, and if Little League receives the positive testing results from the manufacturer.

Approved BPF-ABI Composite (2-1/4in) Baseball Bats - Visual Guide

Product Name Model Number Photo
Combat 2011 B3 Gear GEARYB2 (2011 Retrofit) Combat-GEARYB3-fb-300px
Combat B4 B4YB1 Combat-B4-B4YB1-FB-300px
Combat Pure YB PUREYB1 Combat-PUREYB1-FB-300px
DeMarini CF4 CFL10 Demarini-CF4-CFL10-FB-300px
DeMarini CF4 CFL11 Demarini-CF4-CFL11-FB-300px
DeMarini CF5 CFL12 DeMarini-CFL12-FB-300px
Easton Omen XL LNC1XL Easton Omen XL LNC1XL 300px
EastonOmenXL-LNC1XL-Back-300px
Easton Omen XL LNC2XL EastonOmenXL-LNC2XL-300px
EastonOmenXL-LNC2XL-Back-300px
Easton S1 YB11S1 Easton-S1-FB-300px
Easton Stealth Speed -12 LSS6XL EastonStealthSpeed-12-Model-LSS6XL-FB-300px
Easton Stealth Speed -11 LSS1 EastonStealthSpeed-LSS1-FB-300px
Easton Stealth Speed -9 LSS2 Easton-StealthSpeed-LSS2-FB-300px
Easton Stealth Speed -13 LSS3 Easton-StealthSpeed-LSS3-FB-300px
Easton Stealth IMX - 11 LCN9 Easton-Stealth-IMX-11-LCN9-fb
Easton Stealth IMX -13 LCN11 Easton-Stealth-IMX-LCN11-back-FB-300px
Easton Stealth -11 LCN4 Easton-Stealth-LCN4-FB-300px
Easton Stealth -11 LCN6 Easton Stealth-11LCN6Front
Easton Stealth-11LCN6Back
Easton Synergy IMX -12 LZN1 Easton-Synergy-IMX-LZN1-FB-300px
Easton XL1 YB11X1 Easton-XL1-FB-300px
Louisville Slugger Catalyst -12 YB12C LouisvilleSlugger-Catalyst-12-YB12C-FB-300px
Louisville Slugger Dynasty YB12D LouisvilleSlugger-YB12D-FB-300px
Louisville Slugger Catalyst YB12EI LouisvilleSlugger-YB12EI-FB-300px
Louisville Slugger TPX Dynasty -12 YBDH LouisvilleSluggerTPXDynasty-YBDH12-FB-300px
Louisville Slugger TPX Maverick AYB11M LouisvilleSluggerTPXMaverick-AYB11M-FB-300px
Louisville Slugger Triton -12 YB12T LouisvilleSlugger-Triton-12-YB12T-FB-300px
Mattingly Balistk BTKYB Mattingly Balistk BTKYB 300px
Mattingly Balistk BTKYB back 300px
Mattingly Balistk V-Grip 12BTVYB Mattingly-12BTVYB-FB-300px
Nike Aero Cx2 BT0573 Nike-BT0573-AeroCX2-Grey-FB-300px
Nike Aero Cx2 BT0598 Nike-BTO0598-AeroCX2-blue-FB-300px
Nike Aero Cx2 BT0636 Nike-CX2-BT0636-DB-300px

The list above is current as of today’s date. It was last updated on January 19, 2012. Little League will update this list when/if it receives testing results from the manufacturer(s) showing the bat meets the specifications.