USA Baseball is mandating a new bat performance standard as well as allowing the use of 2 5/8″ barrels for all age levels. The rule change goes into effect January 1st, 2018. This new standard will help youth baseball reach its goal of a “wood-like” batting experience and create uniformity among the different leagues.
Who does it affect?
T-Ball (USA sticker requirement)
Babe Ruth Baseball
Dixie Youth Baseball
American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC)
Because the right bat can make all the difference.
FishHawk Sporting Goods is now selling a full line of USA approved 2018 bats.
The new USA Baseball approved bats are made in 2 1/4″ and 2 5/8″ dimensions. These bats will have no drop weight limits. Since wood is considered a scarce resource the new bats are made from composite or alloy. They are designed to mimic the highest performing wood bats.