2019 Bat rules updated

February 21, 2019 – 08:13 PM

 

2019 Bat Restrictions:

15u/16u & 18u-wood bat only (one piece only)

 

14u-2 5/8 barrel only; drop 3 (BBCOR) no exceptions

 

13u- 2 5/8 barrel only; drop 3/5/8 only no bat length greater than 34 inches

Drop 3 must be BBCOR for 13u division & any stamped USA bat is acceptable.

 

The following bats have been banned from East Shore Travel League play

all 2 3/4 barrels

Reebok Vector TLS

Marucci Cat 5

Marucci Black

Nike CX2

Mattingly Balistk

Louisville Slugger TPX Dynasty

 

12u Elite Division only– 2 5/8 barrel only drop 5-10

 

 No bat length greater than 32 inches

 

plus any stamped USA bat

 

12u Major & local Divisions- 2 5/8 barrel or 2 ¼ barrel; drop 5-11 only

 

No bat length greater than 32 inches

 

plus any stamped USA bat

 

11u- Elite, Major & Local Divisions- 2 5/8 barrel or 2 ¼ barrel; drop 8-12 only

 

No bat length greater than 32 inches

 

plus any stamped USA bat

 

10u- 2 ¼ barrel or 2 5/8 barrel; drop 10-11-12 only

 

No bat length greater than 32 inches

 

plus any stamped USA bat

 

9u- 2 ¼ barrel or 2 5/8 barrel; drop 10-11-12 only

 

No bat length greater than 32 inches

 

 

plus any stamped USA bat

 

If a player is caught using an illegal bat then at that time of question and in fact the bat is proved to be illegal the batter will be out, and everything goes back to where it was previous to the batter before. You can only question an illegal bat, if a pitch is thrown to that batter; you cannot question an illegal bat if no pitch is thrown.


The head coach is then restricted to the dugout for the rest of the game, the bat is removed from the dugout. The second time that a team is caught using an illegal bat the head coach will receive a 1 game suspension. This will be reported to the league following the game from one of the umpires doing that game. The umpire will report the team and the number of the player using the illegal bat.