New Bat Rules for 2018!

Updated Friday September 8, 2017 by Beth Jones.

The Cal Ripken Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. has approved the use of the 2 5/8-inch barrel bats for local league play and tournament play beginning in January 2018 and coinciding with the new USA Bat standard.  Bats currently accepted will remain permissible for play through December 31, 2017. 

How will I know which bat to buy?

All new bats that bear the USABat licensing mark will be permissible for play in the leagues and tournaments of the participating youth baseball organizations.  The bats will arrive in stores in September 2017. 

You can read more details regarding the league bat requirements here: Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth New Bat Requirements