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USA Youth Baseball Bat Standard

Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Baseball Bat Rules

Please read the following message about the 2019 Bat rules from USA baseball and Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball. All bats used by SCCBL players must meet the new USA bat standard adopted at the start of the 2018 season. Bats used in the SCCBRL before the 2018 Season (T-ball through Majors) will not be allowed for use in the SCCBRL.

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

2019 USA Baseball Bat Standard for Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball

2019 USA Baseball Approved Bats For Use In The SCCBRL

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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