Perfect Game Bat Bans 2021 Starting in 2021, Perfect game bans all the USSSA banned bats, see below, and the 2017 DeMarini CF drop 5, the 2016 USSSA CF8 line of bats (5, 8, 10), the 2015 CF7 in a drop 5 and the 2015 Eaton XL1 in a drop 5. All banned for Perfect Game starting 2021.
Admittedly, the Marucci CAT 5 BBCOR bats (MCB2) weren’t all banned, just the 33 inch and 34 inch models. The reason for the decertification was because the CAT 5 made any player a homerun threat. The bats were hotter than the sun’s surface and it didn’t take long for the governing bodies to notice.
—A bat that has been flattened or altered to improve performance is an illegal bat. If such an illegal bat is detected before the first pitch, the batter shall be called out and the bat shall be removed from the game.
DeMarini CF Zen
Two versions of this model were declared illegal – Drop 10 and 9 versions. Later in 2018 28,29, 30, 31, and 32 were also declared banned in 2018. As a result, Ghost X USA was declared illegal in all USSSA baseball.
I knew that the leagues in our area had outlawed “USSSA” bats, because they had way too much pop, and adopted the “USA” bat standard, which strove to make bats that hit like wood ones, but maintained the durability of metal bats. It was partially a safety issue.
Yes, the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC75 is legal for use in the 13-15 year old division of Babe Ruth. It features a fully aluminum design and has the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification.
Indeed, the Maple Sam Bat led Bonds to the home run title. And no one in recorded history has hit a ball harder off the bat than Stanton (123 mph). Ergo, the maple 2K1 Sam Bat has the most pop.
Bats must not be more than 2.61-inches in diameter and cannot be more than 42-inches in length from the bottom of the handle to the end cap of the bat.
Freshmen/Sophmore High School players: 31 and 32 ich are the most popular • Junior/Senior in High School players: 32 and 33 inch are the most popular • College Players: 33 is the most popular size. Age 14 to 16, drop 10 • Age 16 and up, Drop 8oz to 10oz.
Porter Johnson, a physics professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, explains. In professional baseball, the bat must be made from a single solid piece of wood thus the use of corked bats during games is illegal.
Contact hitters prefer this type of bat construction. A two-piece bat allows a contact hitter to swing the bat fast, put the ball in play, and control their contact to get on base. Also, if you prefer a smooth feel on every swing, then a two-piece bat is the best fit.
Due to the exceptional hand-eye coordination and bat speed of hitters, MLB does not use aluminum bats to hit. If a professional baseball player were using an aluminum bat to hit with their tremendous swing speed, they would hit the ball even harder and further than they do already.
Is It Illegal? Bat rolling is not illegal. As a matter of fact, all composite bats must be rolled in testing before they are deemed legal for play. This is to make sure that as the bat gets hotter after more use, and it will not exceed the bat performance standards put in place.
Effective September 1st, 2019, NCAA, the governing body for college baseball, adopted a rule that effectively bans the use of any primarily white BBCOR bat.
The CF Zen for 2017 (the blue one pictured below) is illegal in USSSA play. That is the 2 3/4 drop 10. As well, the 2017 CF Zen in a 2 5/8 with a drop 8 (that is a green/white version pictured below) is also illegal. DeMarini made new versions of these bats that have an orange end cap and a new serial number.
With 1.5 BPF and a larger barrel diameter, USSSA bats offer much more pop when hitting the ball, increased springiness, and thus a greater trampoline effect. According to several research testings, USSSA bats provide a 5 to 10 percent increase when it comes to how fast the ball flies and how far the batters hit it.
Unlike USA Bats, USSSA Bats tend to be heavier and therefore target players of all ages who seek the highest level of performance out of their lumber. A USSSA bat bat’s barrel must not exceed a diameter of 2.75 inches to be a certified USSSA and has the 1.15 BPF USSSA or Certified .
Yes. You are allowed to use a USA Baseball Bat in USSSA certified play, but we do not recommend that you do. The reason is that the performance difference between the two certifications is sizable. USA models will be substantially lower performing bats when directly compared to USSSA models.
Marucci CAT X is live. The bat is a single-piece alloy that comes in BBCOR and USSSA in all types of sizes and drops. It is a ridiculously popular bat and, for 2023 has a lighter swing weight than previous CAT versions.
Effective January 1, 2020 all 13U events and all Teams in 13U events must use a maximum of drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF mark permanently stamped. All 14u events and all Teams in 14u events must use a maximum of drop 5 (-5) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF mark permanently stamped.
The Senior League CAT9 (-10, -8, and -5 models) and Junior Big Barrel (-10) models of the CAT9 are approved and legal for play in all USSSA Sanctioned Leagues and Tournaments. The Marucci CAT9 BBCOR (-3) is legal for play in all High School, JR/SR Little League, and other NFHS Sanctioned Events.
In theory, aluminum bats begin to lose pop over time as imperfections in the aluminum caused by hitting baseballs negatively affect the pop in the bat. While aluminum properties make it so the bats rarely break, they do indeed lose their pop in time.
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