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MBL/MBT Announce Bat Changes for 2018 Season

By IGHBA Staff, 12/10/17, 11:15AM CST


Updated 12/10/17

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

9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U 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.)
14U, 14/15A Bats must be 2 5/8" with -5 or less differential
15U Bats must be 2 5/8" with -3 or less differential

You can find the approved bat list from USA Baseball at: