BBSA uses the bat rules set by the national Babe Ruth League.
The following information applies to our Spring and Fall Rec Leauges. Travel teams may have different rules depending in which leagues / tournaments they are participating. Please contact the coach for information on bat rules for your team.
General information on bats can be found on the Babe Ruth League page here...
Decertified / Non-Compliant Bats
A list of "USA" bats that have been decertified and are no longer approved for play can be found here...
"BBCOR" bats that have been decertified and are no longer approved for play include...
2020 Louisville Slugger Meta (-3), 2 5/8 barrel, 33" length , 30oz
A list of softball bats that are Non-Compliant and are no longer approved for play can be found here...
Solid, one piece wood bats are allowed at all levels.
Clinic (Tee Ball)
Tee Ball Bats must have the "USA" stamp
Rookies / Minors / Majors (Cal Ripken)
Bats must have the "USA" stamp
(BBCOR bats are not allowed)
(Tee Ball Bats are not allowed)
Prep / Munson ages 13 - 15 (Babe Ruth)
Bats must have the "USA" stamp OR have the "BBCOR" stamp
Munson ages 16 - 18 (Babe Ruth)
Bats must have the "BBCOR" stamp
Bats must be marked as "Official Softball" or "Official Fastpitch"