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Bat Regulations for 2017

2019 Nations Bat Rules

Taken directly from the Nations Baseball Rules as of 2019 pg. 13 located in the Equipment section:

6. Bats must be made of an approved material, and they must be smooth and round.
7. Bats must be certified by the manufacturer to meet a Bat Performance Factor of 1.15 or less.
8. In 14U bats will be restricted to a -5 ratio or heavier.  (The weight of the bat in ounces as compared to it’s length in inches, must be no greater than 5).   Weight restrictions are HIGHLY recommended for fall 2010, the restrictions will become mandatory Jan 1, 2011.
9. For age divisions 13U and below, there are no bat size restrictions.
10. High school divisions must use NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) bat limitations for size, weight and performance. 
11. Penalty – the bat will be removed from the playing field by the umpire and the manager of the team will be warned against further use.  If the illegal bat is discovered after the end of the play, and the play results in the batter/runner safely reaching first base, the batter/runner will be declared out and all runners must return to the last base legally occupied prior to the play.  No run may score on this play.  Any out that results on the play will stand.  On a second offense, the above penalties will apply and the manager of the offending team will be removed from the field and will be prohibited from managing for the remainder of the game.
12. A batter using an altered bat is declared out, and all runners return to the base occupied at the time of the pitch. A batter is deemed to have used or attempted to use an illegal bat if the player brings such a bat into the batter’s box. Any out or outs made during the play stand.


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Conroe, Texas 77303

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