2018 Bat Regulations

Updated Friday May 26, 2017 by Mark Zuteck.

 

We received an important note about the new 2018 Bat Regulations from D14 Umpire Supervisor John Paul:

 

Subject: 2018 Bat Regulations
 
I know it is early but here is some information on the new bat regulation starting January 1st, 2018.

All divisions of Little Baseball except Seniors ( Not Softball ) will be required to use bats with the Baseball USA label on them. It looks like the lable will be in THREE different designs.

The maximum diameter will now be 2 5/8 inches. You still can use 2 1/4 bats IF a USA label is on them.

A list of USA approved  2018 bats will be on the Little League and USA web site ( Not Sure When ) .

The new bats are scheduled to go on sale September 2017.

Tee ball will use a special sticker program where they can use prior years bats.

See Little League site for a Question and Answer sections on the new 2018 standards.

John Paul
District 14 Umpire Supervisor
Texas East Assistant UIC Baseball

 

More information at the following link

http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/May-August/Little-League-USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-2018.htm