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Baseball Bat Regulations

Boys Baseball Bat Regulations


There are four (4) major types of bats to be familiar with before you make a purchase:


T-ball                                    USSSA 1.15 bpf

USABat                                  BBCOR


What does Suburban Athletics allow for league play:


T-ball:  Any bat that has T-ball stamped on it.  These are a thin walled bat that should only be used for T-ball.


7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 Leagues:  Any bat that has a USSSA 1.15 bpf or USABat stamp on it.  These bats are measured by drop weight.  The 2 ¼” barrel bat is being phased out.  You will find a much larger selection of 2 5/8” and 2 ¾” bats for purchase.  Our league and tournaments for 2019 will allow anything with the USSSA 1.15 bpf or USABat stamp on it.


Tournament Baseball: Bat regulations vary by individual tournaments.  Some may allow only 2 5/8”barrels while some allow 2 ¾” barrels.  You will need to check with your tournament coach to find out what the bat regulations are for the tournaments you are signed up for allow.


Bat specifications (General):


The table below probably covers 80% of the players at a given level.  Some athletes are bigger than others; some are strong for their size; some have already developed good technique.  The best advice you’ll get is a rule of thumb:


 Age            Bat Length         Weight

 7-9             26” to 29”           -10 or lighter

 9-10           28” to 31”           -10 or lighter

 11-12         29” to 32”             -9 or lighter


Any individual bat questions can be directed to the Boys Commissioner (