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Eastern Region - New Jersey Section 4 - District 3 Little League

East Vineland Little League

Eastern Region - New Jersey Section 4District 3

P.O.Box 250

Vineland, NJ  08362

Home Field - Fiocchi Fields

Phillip Street / Galli Drive

Vineland, NJ  08361


Little League Bat Information and Official Rule

October 25, 2017

Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

 

LITTLE LEAGUE® TO ADOPT NEW USA BASEBALL BAT STANDARD STARTING WITH 2018 SEASON

With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit LittleLeague.org for detailed information. Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.

Rule 1.10 - Baseball

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.

Tee Ball:

Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26" and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) beginning September 1, 2017.

Minor/Major Divisions:

It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League:

It shall not be more than 34" inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Senior League:

It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

Little League Challenger Division:

It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Senior League Challenger Division:

It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet either 1) the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark which shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color, or 2) the USA Bat standard and shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

In all divisions, a non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape, or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

NOTE 1: Whiffle ball type bats are permissible in all Challenger Divisions.

NOTE 2: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.

NOTE 3: Tee Ball bats maybe used in the Challenger Divisions. Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26” and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) beginning September 1, 2017.

NOTE 4: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that have cracks or sharp edges, or that cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division must be removed from play. The 2¼-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled 2¼. The 2⅝-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled for 2⅝.

NOTE 5: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play.

An illegal or altered bat must be removed.


In all divisions, non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape, or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

NOTE 1: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.

NOTE 2: The use of pine tar or any other similar adhesive substance is prohibited at all levels of Little League Baseball and Softball. Use of these substances will result in the bat being declared illegal and removed from play.

NOTE 3: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that have cracks or sharp edges, or that cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division must be removed from play. The 2¼-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled 2¼. The 2⅝-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled for 2⅝.

NOTE 4: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from 

 

 


Christmas Parade

 

Come join the East Vineland Little League Float Building!!

We will be celebrating with our City in the 2017 Downtown Christmas Parade

The parade is November 26, 2017 at 5pm

Details regarding the Float Building will be posted after the meeting on October 10th.

All player members of 2017 are eligible to ride (Space Permitted)

our 2017 All Stars will be featured and our Senior State Champions will be the honored guests!!!


New Jersey State Champions

July 16, 2017

New Jersey STATE CHAMPIONS

DISTRICT 3 CHAMPIONS - SECTION 4 CHAMPIONS

Picture Courtesy of Jet Images by Eddie Torres - Available for purchase by contacting Eddie Torres

THANK YOU SPONSORS 

A. R. FANUCCI REAL ESTATE   -    DUNKIN DONUTS (SHERMAN AVE)   -   CLARIDGE HOTEL

East Vineland Little League's "Band of Brothers" have achieved historical success this summer.  While they fell short of their goal to play in the World Series, parents and supporters of East Vineland Baseball were overjoyed at watching them compete and play with passion and great sportsmanship.  They are a product of great coaching and great parenting and they showed humbleness and sportsmanship through the many ups and a few downs.  This team exemplified the characteristics that we strive to instill in our children from Tee Ball through Senior Ball and the Board of Directors could not be more proud of this team for being that example to all.  

We would like to Thank all of the City of Vineland residents who came out to support our All Star Teams and/or followed us through the various mediums used.  A special thank you to the donations received (list above) to support this team and North Vineland Little League for their support as they were often see in the stands supporting this team!  The support helped this team in games when they found themselves behind and powered them to victory.  It was really a very special summer!

We, the Board of Directors, would like to Thank Doug Stasuk, Ray Beyer, Kevin Hood, Bill Hensley and Bryan Hunsberger for their time and dedication to this team and East Vineland Baseball.  We would also like to Thank each one of the young men who played on this team for their sportsmanship, humbleness and the example they set for all of the City of Vineland.

Thank you to JET IMAGES by Eddie Torres for his support and photos of this team. 


Deeply Saddened by the loss of Jim Lombardo

July 5, 2017

East Vineland is deeply saddened by the loss of Jim Lombardo

Player, Coach, Manager

Champion!

East Vineland Little League has been designated by the Lombardo Family as the recipient of donations in memory of Jim Lombardo.  If you are interested in donating in the memory of Jim Lombardo, you can mail a check to East Vineland Little League, P.O. Box 250, Vineland, NJ  08362.  The money will be deposited into a fund for a future project to be named in the Memory of Jim Lombardo.


Chevy Youth Sports

East Vineland Little League has been fortunate enough to receive a sponsorship for Chevy Youth Sports and RK Chevrolet for several years.  Chevy Youth Sports has donated countless dollars in equipment and RK Chevrolet has been donating money through Team Sponsorships and Sign Sponsorships.  East Vineland Little League would like to send our deepest appreciation and Thanks to Jim Gee, Vice President of RK Chevrolet and Chevy Youth Sports.

Pictured on the Left is Jim Gee of RK Chevrolet with Player Members of East Vineland Little League


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