These are the guidelines that we are following for the 2013 season:
BBCOR stamped bats acceptable for NFHS use are permitted at any age level if the participant is strong enough to do so. BBCOR stamped bats are required at the 15U level. Wood and/or wood composite bats are also permissible provided the BBCOR stamp is on the bat.
At the 9U -13U levels, bats must have the 1.15 BPF stamp somewhere on the bat.
These bats are available at all sporting goods stores.
Non-conforming/illegal Bat Penalty
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.
2013 Season Important Dates
9U - 15U Regular Season begins Saturday, April 6th, ends Saturday, June 15th.
9U - 15U Make up week Monday, June 17th - Friday, June 21st
9U - 15U Tournaments start Saturday, June 22nd, end by July 3rd
5U - 7U Regular season begins April 26th, ends June 14th
7U - Tournament begins June Monday, 17th
WBC Field Rainout Status
May 18, 2013 – 07:26 AM
ALL GAMES ARE ON UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED HERE.
Rain out lines are intended for Saturday and Sunday games only.
WEEKDAY games are determined playable by home team managers, unless otherwise noted.