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Below is a description of the 2018 MBL/MBT bat regulations.  These new regulations apply to all Eden Prairie Travel Players ages 9U – 15U.

Most players will need to purchase a new bat. The new bat regulations will be enforced at travel tryouts, so please ensure your child has a legal bat. Please read the details below for each age group.

Bat restrictions:  9U-14U: All bats must have the new USA stamp (unless using a -3 BBCOR bat or wood bat).
15’s can use a BBCOR bat or wood bat.

9-U, 10-U, 11-U, 12-U, 13-U
Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats 2 5/8" and have a -11 differential or less (i.e. 31” – 20.0 oz.)

14-U
14/15A

Bats must be 2 5/8" with a -5 or less differential or a -3 BBCOR bat.

15-U
Bats must be 2 5/8” with a -3 or less differential and must be a BBCOR bat.

You can find the approved bat list from USA Baseball at https://usabat.com/

Note: these new bat rules do not apply to Community players. The Community bat rules are unchanged from season. See Community bat rules below:

Community Bat Rules

   

 Approved Bats

                 

Level

 

T-Ball

-12

-10

-5

-3

Wood

Big Barrel

USSSA

Babe Ruth

BBCOR

Rookie League

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

T-Ball

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

1st Grade

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

2nd Grade

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

3rd Grade

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

4th/5th Grade

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

6th/7th Grade

   

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

8th/9th Grade

     

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

SYBL

         

X

 

X

   

X

 

 

3rd Grade: Maximum diameter 2 ¼” or less with unlimited weight differential with approval by USSSA or Babe Ruth with 1.15 BPF rating.

 

4th/5th: Same restrictions as 3rd grade with the exception of Big Barrel bats those with a diameter greater than 2 ¼”. Big Barrel bats must have a minus 10 weight differential.

 

6th/7th: There are no restrictions on the length of bats; each bat must be 2-3/4 inches or less in diameter at the thickest part and the bat shall be a -10, -5 or -3 in weight differential and approved for play by USSSA or Babe Ruth.

 

8th/9th: There are no restrictions on the length of bats, but, each bat must be 2-3/4 inches or less in diameter at the thickest part and the bat shall be a -5 or -3 in weight differential and approved for play by USSSA or Babe Ruth.

 

SYBL: Maximum diameter at the thickest part:  2 5/8.  Length of a bat can not be longer than 36”. Weight differential shall be -3 with BBCOR certification.