Effective immediately, the bats depicted below have been decertified by USA Baseball and are nolonger approved for play in leagues that have adopted the USABat Standard, including but not limited to the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth & Dixie Boys Baseball, Little League Baseball, NABF Baseball, and PONY Baseball.
On January 1, 2018, USA Baseball implemented the USABat Standard for non-wood youth baseball bats. Under USABat, approved bats that feature the USA Baseball mark are performance tested and required to perform at a wood-like standard. The bats listed below have been compliance tested and ruled non-compliant under the USABat Standard.
Team representatives are asked to check your team’s bats and withhold these bats from play if your team is in possession of any. League administrators are asked to share this information with your umpires. If any of these bats are attempted to be used during competition, it should be considered an illegal bat and subject to league rules regarding the use of illegal or unapproved bats.
30-INCH EASTON GHOST X (-10) 2 5/8” (YBB18GX10 & LL18GHX)
The Easton Ghost X 30/20 YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX 30/20 2 5/8” has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30” (-10) length of the Ghost X YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX. All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play. A full list of approved bats can be found at https://USABat.com
What equipment is needed to participate?
Each team is equipped with…
- Catcher’s gear
- Batting helmets (2-3 per team)
- Hitting machines (machine-pitch divisions only)
Each player will be provided a uniform, including…
- Team hat
- Team jersey
- Gray Pants
Players should be equipped with the following for their personal use:
- Fielding glove
- Safety equipment:
- Protective cups for catchers
- Molded cleats (no metal spikes)
Optional equipment that each player may wish to provide includes:
- Equipment / Bat Pack
- Batting helmet
- Batting gloves
- Note: Bats are not provided by the league, but are often shared amongst players.
- Personal Protective Gear, for example:
- Batting helmet facemask
- Heart / chest guard
- Wrist guard