1. Umpires will remind/confirm with coaches that their team bats conform to our rules.
2. If batter steps into the box with an illegal/non-conforming bat or after any pitches are thrown to him by the pitcher while batter is using an illegal/non-conforming bat, that batter is out.
3. If the batter puts the ball in play and the illegal/non-conforming bat is pointed out to the umpire before the next batter is pitched to:
a) the batter is out and all runners return to their original bases. For example, bases loaded, batter hits grand slam home run. Defensive coach alerts umpire of illegal/non-conforming bat, batter is called out and all runners return to their original bases, no runs score on the play. Bat is removed from the game.
b) the batter is out and the defensive coach can take the result of the play if any outs were made. For example, Runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out. Batter hits ground ball to 3rd. Runner forced out at 3rd, 2 outs. Defensive coach alerts umpire of illegal bat before next batter is pitched to, batter is then called out, 3rd out of the inning. Bat removed from the game.
4. Bat will be removed from the game in any situation.