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Approved bats for use in Little League Baseball & Softball

In 2012 Little League International made changes to its bat rules. Please refer to the following set of links for reference:

Bat rules for each division
Little League Bat Resource Page


Little League Baseball (Majors and below):

It shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2ΒΌ) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less; EXCEPTION: For the Little League (Majors) and below, for regular season play and Tournament, composite bats are prohibited unless approved by Little League International.

Licensed/Approved composite bats for use in Major baseball division and below

Licensed/Approved composite bats for use in Major baseball division and below (mobile)


Note for fastpitch softball:

Little League Baseball, Incorporated has been informed that Louisville Slugger (Hillerich & Bradsby) is recalling the entire current line of the oneX fastpitch softball bat (all lengths and weights) from the market. Model numbers affected by this recall are FP136, FP1369 and FP1368.

Louisville Slugger OneX

Effectively immediately and until notified otherwise, these bats are no longer approved for play in at any level Little League Softball program. It should be noted that both the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) have taken similar action at the request of Louisville Slugger (Hillerich & Bradsby). For more information, please visit http://www.slugger.com/fastpitch/oneX_faqs.html