Little League Establishes Bat Information Landing Page to Answer Questions
Effective January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball® will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity.
With the implementation of thenew USA Baseball Bat Standard in 2018, Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. The landing page, found at LittleLeague.org/BatInfo, 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.
The composite moratorium only applies to baseball bats with 2 1/4 inch barrels. It DOES NOT apply to any divisions of Little League Softball. Also, there is no list of approved softball bats. In softball, the bat only needs to meet the specifications of Rule 1.10 for a softball bat.
2017-2018 Bat Comparison Chart
Minors, Machine Pitch:
2017: BPF 1.15 marking/ 2 ¼” barrel maximum
2018: USA Baseball marking 2 5/8” barrel maximum
Intermediate (50/70) & Junior:
1) 2 ¼" alloy/metal barrel with BPF stamp of 1.15
2) 2 5/8" alloy/metal barrel (no marking required)
3) 2 5/8" composite barrel with BBCOR stamp
2018: USA Baseball marking 2 5/8” barrel maximum NO BBCOR ALLOWED
On Saturday, August 26th from 9:00am – 9:30pm and Sunday, August 27th from 10:00am-7:00pm the Stony Point Fashion Park, Dick’s Sporting Goods store location will be hosting its annual fall appreciation discount day to assist families and players with preparing for the upcoming fall baseball season.
Any Richmond Little League participant can bring in the attached appreciation day flyer (click on the Dick's logo above) to receive 20% off your purchase (some exclusions apply) on Saturday, August 26th or Sunday, August 27th. This is a great opportunity to not only get your baseball gear but to also take care of any other purchasing needs you may have such as back to school shopping!
If you are unable to make it to the appreciation day event please remember that you can click this link -Richmond Little League 2017 DSG Coupon - to print out your Team Packet baseball coupon sheet, which is good for discounts off your baseball purchases (as listed on the coupon) all season long. You will not be able to use the baseball team packet coupon in addition to the appreciation day coupon on the appreciation day.
Richmond Little League families should print off the attached appreciation day flyer and bring it with them to the Stony Point Fashion Park, Dick’s Sporting Goods store on Saturday, August 26th or Sunday, August 27th in order to take advantage of the 20% off.
Please do not park on the residents' sides of the streets near the fields. You may park on the field sides of these streets, and are encouraged to use the designated parking area on the corner of Sheppard and Grant. Please also inform your friends and extended family members of this policy. We appreciate your help in following these guidelines as we do our best to be good neighbors.