2018 Bat rules updated

August 13, 2016 – 08:13 PM

 


2018 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

 

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 only2 5/8 barrel only drop 5-10 (no little league bats allowed)

 No bat length greater than 32 inches


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

No bat length greater than 32 inches


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

No bat length greater than 32 inches


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

No bat length greater than 32 inches


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

No bat length greater than 32 inches


 


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.