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BCS/Youth Bat Restrictions

Updated December 2020

Bat Rules apply to the age division you are playing in, not the age of the player or team. Please see the event home page of your specific event for the bat type being used. 

Penalties for illegal bats will be assessed as per the NFHS rule book. 1st violation - Batter is pronounced out (if discovered before a pitch to next batter) & head coach is restricted to the dugout for the remainder of the game. 2nd violation (Same Game) - Batter is pronounced out (if discovered before a pitch to next batter) and head coach is ejected. Subsequent violations: batter is pronounced out (if discovered before a pitch to next batter) and head coach is ejected. When a batter is pronounced out for violation of bat rules, the defense may take the penalty or result of the play. The head coach penalties apply in either case.

7U-12U: Metal bat. All bats must have a branding, label, or stamp proving BPF 1.15. USABat, BBCOR and Wood bats are also allowed.

13U:
 Metal bat. All bats must have a branding, label, or stamp proving BPF 1.15, and length/weight ratio must be -5 or -3. USABat, BBCOR and Wood bats are also allowed.

14U-18U: Metal bat/Wood bat. Length/weight ratio must be -3 and stamped BBCOR. Wood bats m
ust be composed of a single piece of wood. Please see the specific event home page for the bat type being used.

The following are the only wood composite bats allowed:

Rawlings

5150 Composite Pro Wood WC5150
Big Stick R243CH
Big Stick R243CS
VELO Composite Wood R110CV
VELO Composite Wood R110CH
VELO Composite Wood R110CR
VELO Composite Wood Y151CV
Rawlings Composite 243MBS
Rawlings Composite 243CUS
Rawlings Composite 110CMB
Rawlings CompositeY151CB
Rawlings Maple/Bamboo Composite 271 MBC
Rawlings Maple/Bamboo Composite SL151G

Baum

AAA Pro Baum Bat

DeMarini

Models: D243, D271, I13, D110

MacDougall

PowerWood

Marucci

AP5 Hybrid Pro Model

 

Effective January 1, 2021, the following bats may not be used in Perfect Game events:

-2015 Demarini CF7 (-5)
-2015 Easton XL1 (-5)
-2016 Demarini CF8 (-5)
-2016 Demarini CF8 (-8)
-2016 Demarini CF8 (-10)
-2017 Demarini CF Zen Balanced (-8)
-2017 Demarini CF Zen SL 2 3/4" (-10)
-2017 Demarini CF Zen Zero Dark 2 3/4" (-10)
-2017 Demarini CF Zen (-5)
-Louisville Slugger Blue Meta Composite (33/30 model only)
-(Dirty South) Kamo BB KA 8 (30/22, 31/21, 32/22, 31/23, 32/24 only)
-(Easton) Ghost X (30/20 only - USA Baseball Marked)

Re-tooled models of these bats may be used in Perfect Game play. Once returned from the manufacturer, these bats will have updated model numbers and new orange end cap and stickers indicating the corrected performance standards.

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