2018 Bat Standards

Baseball Only

Updated Wednesday January 10, 2018 by Fred Steigerwalt.

First, this does not apply to Softball (Baseball Only) – Lucky for Softball no standards are changing.

Starting January 1, 2018 the Bat Standards used for youth baseball will change.   Full information can be found on our website at http://hilltopleague.org/site/ClientSite/article/3007070.   The website also contains a link to new approved bat list https://usabat.com/

In conjunction with Ultimate Sports Academy Batting Cages (behind Starbucks at 15 S. Eagle Road) and C&M Sporting goods the league will host a Winter Demo day.

Sunday, January 28th (at Ultimate Sports Academy Batting Cages)

(Ages are based on 2018 season – so if you were a 8u last spring you will be a 9u for this demo) – this way we can set the speed of the pitching machines to be age appropriate, we will also have tee’s on hand.

- Easton, DeMarini and Louisville bats will be made available to sample.

January 28th, 2018

12:00-1:30: Ages 6-9

1:30-3:00: Ages 10-12

The league will supply bats to each team bag that are legal based on the new rules, so do not feel pressure that your child must have their own bat!