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Baseball Bat Rules

PBSA Baseball Bat Rules

Little League of America / USA Baseball changed their bat composition standards effective 1/1/2018.

Due to this change, all PBSA players will be required to use bats with the USA Baseball stamp (below).  Please keep this in mind when considering new bat purchases.  PBSA players will NOT be permitted to use bats with the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp (below) for in house play.

For those players considering travel baseball, please note that USSSA Baseball Tournaments as well as Nations Baseball Tournament Association have decided to not follow the rule change as directed by Little League.  As such, travel players participating in tournaments sanctioned by these associations will be permitted to use either USSSA 1.15 BPF or USA Baseball stamped bats.  Travel players participating in community tournaments outside of Plum will need to follow the rules of that community which could require the use of USA Baseball bats only.


Bat Specifications by PBSA Division:

T-Ball (5/6):

T-Ball players may use:

  • Any bat with a USA Baseball stamp


Rookie (7/8) / Minor (9/10) / Junior (11/12):

Rookie, Minor, and Junior players may use:

  • 2 1/4 inch or 2 5/8 inch barrel bat with USA Baseball stamp


Pony (13/14):

Pony players may use:

  • 2 5/8 inch barrel bat with BBCOR stamp.  Maximum drop allowed is -5.  However, a drop of -3 is recommended for players entering high school.