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Bat Standards

As a result of the Gopher State Advisory Meeting on October 25th, the Gopher State Baseball League will continue to use the USSSA bat standard for the 2018 season.

 

Please note that according to the USSSA bat standards, USA bats will also be legal to use in competition. 

9-14 Year Olds

Big Barrel Bats (2 5/8" or 2 3/4"- 14u & Below) - Only those big barrel bats made by approved USSSA or USA licensed manufacturers that are either...

(1) Made with the USSSA or USA Mark (see image); or

(2) Is a qualified BBCOR bat; or

(3) Is Wood

Small Barrel Bats (2-1/4" in diameter or less) - Only those small barrel bats made by approved USSSA or USA licensed manufacturers that are either...

(1) Made with the USSSA or USA Mark (see image); or

(2) Is Wood

Small Barrel Bat Comment: The above includes Tee Ball bats that are longer than 23 inches in length. Tee Ball bats 23 inches and shorter in length from approved USSSA licensed manufacturers will continue to be allowed without the NEW or Old USSSA marks.

15-19 Year Olds

Big Barrel Bats (2 5/8" or 2 3/4")

NFHS RULE

Rule 1-3-2: the bat which may be a wood or non-wood product shall be a smooth implement, from the top of the cap to the top of the knob. All non-wood bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient or Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be labeled with a silk screen or other permanent certification mark.

MYAS/Gopher State/North Star Bat Guidelines

 

Listed below are bat specifications for 9-19 year old teams participating in any MYAS/Gopher State/North Star baseball programs. This specification is in addition to the USSSA Bat Performance Standards which include USA bats. All bats must include the USSSA Mark, USA Mark OR is a qualified BBCOR bat and also MUST follow the size and/or weight differential listed in the chart below.

 

Age

Maximum diameter @ thickest part

 

Length

Weight Differential

Example

9's - 11's

2¼”

2½”

2¾”

2⅝”

Unlimited

Unlimited

12’s-13’s

2¼”

2½”

2¾”

2⅝”

Unlimited

36” or less

36” or less

36” or less

Unlimited

-10

-10

-10

Unlimited

31-inch bat cannot weigh less than 21 ounces

 

14’s

14/15A

 

2¾”

36” or less

-5

32-inch bat cannot weigh less than 27 ounces

 

15’s, 14/15A

16U & 17-19U

2⅝”

36” or less

-3

32-inch bat cannot weigh less than 29 ounces

 

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