2018 USA Baseball Bat Standards 0
USA Bat Overview
Beginning January 1, 2018, participating National Member Organizations, which include:
- American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC)
- Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball
- Dixie Youth Baseball
- Little League Baseball
- PONY Baseball
will adopt the USABat standard for youth baseball and tee ball bats.
Following the implementation of the new standard, only bats certified under USABat featuring USA Baseball’s mark will be authorized for play in youth leagues within the participating National Member Organizations (see your league rule book for detailed bat rules)
ALL BATS MUST HAVE THE STAMP SHOWN BELOW ON BATS:
For youth baseball bats (lengths 27” and longer), the USA Baseball mark signifies that the bat has undergone lab testing to confirm that it performs at a wood-like standard and has been certified under USABat.
Texas Bat Company and licensed bat manufacturers may begin selling certified baseball and tee ball bats featuring the USA Baseball mark on September 1st, 2017. More information on USABat can be found here: USABat Standard
With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program.
For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game.
Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018.
All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard.
Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then.
That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit LittleLeague.org for detailed information.
Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.
- Ken Hartman
New Black Marucci Cat7 Limited Edition Bat 0
New Black Marucci Cat7 Limited Edition Bat
LIMITED EDITION Marucci Cat7 in stylish Black/gold! Upgraded with the new AZ4X alloy, the strongest alloy in the Marucci arsenal, and a sweet spot twice as large as its predecessor, the CAT7 is built to explode with unrelenting fury. The precision-balanced barrel with lower MOI and one-piece alloy design offer a clean, consistent swing to control the wrath of this ultra-responsive rainmaker!
LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE - In-Stock now for immediate shipment from TexasBat.com
- AZ4X alloy construction provides increased strength and a higher response rate
- More responsive, optimized barrel design creates a sweet spot twice as large as the CAT6
- 2nd Generation AV2 Anti-Vibration knob features an upgraded, finely tuned harmonic dampening system for better feel and less negative vibrational feedback
- Ring-free barrel technology offers greater performance with no "dead spots"
- One-piece alloy construction provides a clean, consistent, traditional feel
- Engineered barrel-end wall thickness profiles improves balance and allows for faster swing speeds
- 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter
- USSSA 1.15 BPF certified
- One year warranty included
- Ken Hartman
RE-TOOLED 2017 CF ZEN SENIOR LEAGUE 2 3/4" (-10) WTDXCBZR 0
RE-TOOLED 2017 CF ZEN SENIOR LEAGUE 2 3/4" (-10)
DeMarini has re-tooled CF Zen Bat and is ready to order! This is a process where they took the banned bat by USSSA and put a very small composite band and changed the end cap on the inside to pass the USSSA test.
These bats will be the same color (Blue and White), but will come with an orange end cap and NEW orange approval stamp from USSSA. We had these bats hit off the tee, front toss, live pitching using hit tracks and player feedback and we received almost identical stats to the banned Zen; however, this bat DOES pass the USSSA audit and they have approved it for play.
All re-tooled CF Zen bats are clearly marked, and USSSA officials have been informed of the new mark and model code.
Texas Bat current has limited inventory, but we are taking orders right now and they are first come, first serve to customers that jump on these bats.
Once these bats get out on the market, you'll quickly find out that it is the same similar Zen that you have been looking for!
- Re-tooled to comply with all USSSA standards
- Paraflex Composite Barrel Design
- D-Fusion 2.0 Handle
- Low Pro end Cap
- RCK Knob
|Barrel Diameter||2 3/4 Inches|
- Ken Hartman
Colored Louisville Slugger S345 Fungo Bats 0
Louisville Slugger has added COLOR to their new line of Fungo Bats!
Not only do they look great, they now feature the ExpoArmor Hard coating finish to give them much more durability than a standard wood fungo. This coating gives it a 2X harder surface.
Louisville Slugger new ExoArmor Premium Hard Coating turns this Fungo Bat into the most durable Fungo bat on the market, all while gving it a snap of color!
As a coach, you want the ability to hit it all over the park with the pinpoint accuracy your kids want from you The NEW Louisville Slugger® S345 Maple Fungo Bat delivers just that.
The premium performance of the new EXOARMOR coating gives you the assurance of a long-lasting, durable Fungo bat.
- Turning Model: S271
- Coating : EXO ARMOR Premium Hard Coat
- Knob: Traditional
- Inches: 35"
- Swing Weight: Balanced
- Material: Maple
- Barrel/Handle Finish: Red/White, Black/Silver, Royal/White, Forest/Black and Natural/Black
Available now at TexasBat.com
- Ken Hartman
DeMarini CF8 vs. CF Zen 0
What is the difference between the 2016 CF8 and the CF Zen? **NOW RE-TOOLED for USSSA APPROVAL**
New Re-Tooled (-10) Zen's now meet USSSA Approval:
These new bats will be the same color (Blue and White), but will come with an orange end cap and NEW orange approval stamp from USSSA. We had these bats hit off the tee, front toss, live pitching using hit tracks and player feedback and we received almost identical stats to the banned Zen; however, this bat DOES pass the USSSA audit and they have approved it for play.
We have been asked many times about the difference in the 2016 DeMarini CF8 and the new 2017 Demarini CF Zen. Is there really a difference? Did they just put a fresh coat of paint on the bat? Is the performance the same?
Actually, the difference is very real!
2017 DEMARINI CF ZEN (NOW Re-TOOLED to meet USSSA Approval) vs. 2016 CF8:
2016 DeMarini CF8
- RCK knob
- Low Pro end cap
- ParaFlex Composite Barrel for mad POP!
- D Fusion 2.0 Handle for massive flex, lower vibration and puts power back into the barrel...right where it belongs!
- NEW - Retooled USSSA 1.15 BPF certified (Orange Stamp)
- 2-3/4" Barrel
- 2-Piece Design
- 1 Year DeMarini Manufacturer Warranty
These (-10) Re-Tooled Zen's are now In-Stock at TexasBat.com. Limited First Come | First Serve basis!
- Ken Hartman