Last Updated: September 15, 2017
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Clackamas County Junior Baseball Association
2017 New JBO Rules
(New 2017 season)
For, the National skill level, a runner may not lead off third base and may not steal home. A runner on third may only advance as a result of a batted ball, walk, or penalty.
Game Playing Regulations
There shall be free defensive substitutions at all positions, excluding pitchers. Once a pitcher has been removed from the mound during the course of a game, they may not re-enter for any reason as a pitcher, for the duration of the game. Each player must play a minimum of six defensive outs. If a player arrives late and is unable to complete his/her defensive outs, they must be inserted immediately and play until the game is completed or they have played their required six defensive outs, should the game go into extra innings.
Bases are 90 feet and pitching distance is 60 feet 6 inches (Same as American & Federal)
(New 2019 season)
JBO will adopt the USABat rule change for the 2019 season replacing the BPF 1.15 youth bats.
Anyone familiar with the BBCOR regulation will know that those bats are limited to a maximum value of .50 in the NFHS / NCAA test. Currently, the maximum value that these new youth bats will be allowed to achieve, or how that value would exactly compare to the trampoline effect achievable with a BBCOR / current youth baseball bat / wood bat, is not known.
But unlike the -3 length to weight ratio restriction that is required for BBCOR bats, USABat will not have a drop weight limit. Instead of simply requiring the use of wood bats, which are often found with a -8 length to weight ratio at the lightest, younger players will still be able to use bats made from light-weight, highly engineered materials.
With the creation of the new standard, players within the affected organizations will also now be allowed to use bats with either a 2 1/4 inch or 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter (as long as they carry the new USABat stamp).
With the implementation date of 2018, bat manufacturers are allowed sufficient time to conduct necessary research, design, testing, and manufacturing of these new bats.
Bats that are regulated by the new USABat standard will be available to purchase on September 1st, 2017.
JBO will require all youth bats to have the USABat standard in 2019.