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2018 USA Baseball Bat Standard

Good News! You don’t have to buy a new bat for 2018 to play Lebo Baseball!

Mt Lebanon Baseball Association has decided to wait until the 2019 season to fully implement the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat).

This means that for the 2018 season,
any previously approved 2 ¼” barrel bats will be legal to use, in addition to any new bat that is USABat certified. USABat certified bats can have a barrel diameter of 2 ¼” or 2 5/8”.
Please contact the MLBA with any questions.

* Travel teams will need to determine what bats are legal for leagues or tournaments.

Statement from PONY Baseball:

In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat). Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" barrel bats with a minus factor of (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. All 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.

To find out more about the USABat standard click here.
To find PONY's official approved bat list, which is in accordance with USABat, click  here.

Mt. Lebanon Baseball Association

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  
Phone : 412-392-7374
Email : [email protected]
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