Bat Change /Must have USA STAMP ON BAT
New Bat sizes as of Jan 2018Updated Tuesday February 20, 2018 by HY .
Starting on January 1st, 2018 the Hemet Youth will be adopting the USA Baseball Bat Standard.
All bats for the 8U-13U/Pinto-Pony levels will need to have the USA Baseball Stamp on it, (BBCOR Bats can also be used at any level those bats do not have the USA Stamp on them). These bats will be made available to the public in retail stores starting September 1st. If the bat has a USA stamp on it then it can be used for any of the 8U-13U/Pinto-Pony levels, all other bats will be illegal. The barrel sizes for these bats will be from 2 1/4-2 5/8 and the new standard will not have a drop-weight limit, so players can use bats made with light-weight material as long as the USA stamp is on the bat. All other bats from previous years will now be considered illegal starting January 1st. This is a change that is being done Nationally by Little League, Pony League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, AABC and so on. http://protips.dickssportinggoods.com/sports-and-activities/baseball/2018-usa-baseball-youth-bat-standard-change