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MBL/MBT Announce Bat Changes for 2018 Season

By IGHBA Staff, 09/05/17, 9:45AM CDT


MBL/MBT Adopting USA Baseball Bat Regulations

After 3 years of giving notice to everyone, the MBL/MBT will be adopting the new USA Baseball bat regulations starting with the 2018 season.  These bats will have the USA Baseball stamp on them and should be available in stores and online starting in October.  The USSSA stamped bats WILL NO LONGER BE LEGAL TO USE IN ANY MBL/MBT GAME.

Summary of new regulations:
MBL/MBT will be going with the new bat change starting with the 2018 season.

MBL/MBT will be allowing the USA stamped bat only for the 9-14 ages. The 15’s will be able to use the USA stamped bat and also the BBCOR stamped bat that the 15’s and up have used the past few years. Please see below.

Bat Rules for 2018:

9-13U: Bats must be 2 1/4" unlimited weight differential or bats must be between 2 1/2" and 2 3/4"and have a –10 differential or less (i.e. 30” – 20.0 oz.) (USA stamped bat).

14-U 14/15A: Bats must be 2 3/4" or smaller with a -5 Differential or less. (USA stamped bat).

15-U: Bats must be 2 5/8”or smaller with a –3 or less. (USA stamped bat or the BBCOR stamped bat).

 14/15A can use either -3 or -5 bats. (-3 bats can be USA stamped bat or the BBCOR stamped bat, -5 bat must be USA stamped bat).