Effective January 1st 2020, all 13U events and all teams in 13u events must use a maximum drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped. All 14u events and all teams in the 14u event must use a maximum drop 5 (-5) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark Permanently stamped.
Rule 7.01.C Penalty: (First Offense) –If the Umpire discovers that a bat does not conform to USSSA Rule 7.01.C until a time during or after which the bat has been used in play, it shall not be grounds for declaring the batter out and/or ejection from the game. If the Umpire discovers that a bat has been used to put a ball in play and before the next legal pitch, the defensive team shall have the choice of the result of play or the batter being called out and all runners returning to the base occupied at the time of the pitch. (Second Offense)–If a team is found in violation of this rule a second time, then the manager shall be ejected in addition to the First Offense penalty.
As a result of a failed BPF test in the formal USSSA policing round of baseball bat testing performed in the past week at the USSSA approved Lab for BPF testing, effective immediately:
Dirty South Bat Company
The Dirty South Bat Company, LLC has withdrawn its Kamo Model BB KA 8 (30/22, 31/21, 32/22, 31/23, 32/24 only - pictures shown below) from USSSA sanctioned play. Dirty South will work with the USSSA approved Lab to review the test results and the BPF compliance of this Model to determine if this withdrawal will be permanent.All customer inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilson Sporting Goods Company/DeMarini
The Wilson Sporting Goods Company/DeMarini baseball bat Model 2¾” DeMarini 2018 CF Zen CBZ (32/-10 and 31/-10 only) have been suspended from USSSA sanctioned play. Wilson will have the opportunity to prove that this suspension should be lifted. If so proven for either Model to the satisfaction of USSSA, such Model would be removed from the disallowed list.
USSSA Baseball | Disallowed Bats Update
May 4, 2018
USSSA has completed a round of BPF testing at the USSSA approved lab. The 2018 DeMarini CF Zen CBZ 2 ¾” -10 model bat, 28”, 29” and 30” will be disallowed for play immediately. The 28” bat at has been placed on the USSSA Disallowed List. While the 29” and 30” bats have been provisionally placed to the USSSA Disallowed List, subject to further consideration. Based on this testing, the entire 2018 DeMarini CF Zen CBZ 2 ¾” -10 model bat is currently disallowed for USSSA Play.
Further, as a result of the Easton Ghost X, 30” -10 USA Baseball bat (LL18GHX 30/20 Japan model & YBB18GX10 30/20) being decertified by USA Baseball, USSSA has disallowed those bats. Those bats are therefore not permitted in USSSA Play effective immediately.
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Withdrawn/Disallowed Bats List - Revised 4/12/18