PONY RULE 8-C: Defines material and maximum dimensions.
Wooden, metal, graphite or ceramic bats... round not more than 2 5/8" in diameter, not more than 42" in length.
PONY RULE 8-C (1): Defines tee ball and coach pitch bats.
Bats manufactured specifically for use in tee ball play, shall not be used when the ball is pitched by a player, coach or pitching machine. Coach pitch bats will only be used in coach-pitch using a safety ball.
PONY RULE 8-C (2): Defines 2 1/4" barrel bats.
2 1/4" barrel bats are legal in all divisions of PONY Baseball. They must have a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.15 or less stamped on the bat. In addition the bat must be stamped "approved for play in PONY Baseball."(on newly manufactured bats starting in 2012). There will be other youth organizations stamped on the bat including: AABC, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Little League, etc.
PONY RULE 8-C (2): Defines 2 5/8" barrel bats.
2 5/8 " barrel bats are legal in all divisions of PONY Baseball. If the 2 5/8" bat is a -3 it must be BBCOR certified (stamped on the bat). Currently there is no testing protocol required for the -5,-7, -9, etc. THEY ARE LEGAL.
NO 2 3/4" BARREL BATS WILL BE ALLOWED IN PONY BASEBALL