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2018 Bat Rules

01/18/2017, 11:45am CST
By Brandon Cole

Little League International will be adopting a new baseball bat certification in 2018.  This means any and all bats purchased in 2017 or prior will NOT be legal to use after the upcoming 2017 baseball season; or as the rule reads beginning January 1, 2018.  This affects all levels from T-Ball to Junior levels.  Senior ball will not change and will still be using the BBCOR standard.  In the Junior Division BBCOR bats will NOT be allowed in 2018.  If you decide to purchase a new bat for your player this season be aware it will only be eligible for use for this 2017 season.  It is anticipated that bats traditionally costing hundreds of dollars will be selling for 50% off or more.  There will be more information regarding the new bat certification in the coming weeks and months as.  To see the new identification certification stamp and for more information go to

Please keep in mind this change is being enforced by Little League International and Lake Park does not have the option to opt out.   

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