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2018 USA Bat Standard

Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Baseball Adopt New Bat Rules For 2018 Season

Please read the following message about the 2018 Bat rules from USA baseball and Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball. All bats used by SCCBL players must meet the new USA bat standard for the 2018 season. Bats used in Cal Ripken during the 2017 season (T-ball through Majors) will not be allowed for use in the 2018 spring season.

For more information about the new bat rules, please click on the following link:

2018 USA Baseball Bat Standard for Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball

2018 USA Baseball Bat Sticker Rules for Tball Bats

2018 USA Baseball Approved Bats

Penalty For Non-Compliant Bats

  • If the illegal bat is discovered prior to a batter completing his "at bat" the bat is simply removed from play and the "at bat" continues.
  • A player who uses an illegal bat or non-conforming barrel dimension and hits a fair ball will be ruled out.  No advancement on the bases will be allowed, and any outs during the play shall stand.  This is an appeal play.  The "at bat" will be considered legal once a pitch is thrown to the next batter.
  • Any bat discovered prior to the game that does not conform to the above rule shall be directed to be removed immediately and not be allowed for use during the game.
**NOTE: As of 5/4/18, the bat identified as the Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10 30"/20oz 2 5/8" (or the "Easton Ghost X 30"/20oz 5/8" at retail) has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard.
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