Patterson Park Youth Baseball will allow both the new USA and the 1.15 BPF bats for 2018.
1. Some tournaments will have their own rules so check with them before you enter.
2. A common league in the area is the Midwest Ohio Baseball League. For the 2018 season they will not be requiring the USA stamp. For the 2019 season the USA stamp will be required.
3. If you are considering purchasing a bat today, which you intend to use for multiple years, please consider purchasing a USA stamped bat.
4. Bats are not to be tampered with by rolling or otherwise altering them.
USA baseball has said that “safety is not the reason for the change.” From the USA baseball website:
Is safety the reason for the change?
No. Youth baseball continues to be one of the safest of all sports for youth participants.
Any questions can be directed to Equipment Manager: