Baseball Bat Rules
CHANGES EFFECTIVE IN 2011-12
Rule 1-3-2: Effective January 1, 2012 the bat which may be a wood or non-wood product shall be a smooth
implement, from the top of the cap to the top of the knob. All non-wood bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient
or Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be labeled with a silk screen or other permanent
THE CHANGES ARE IN SUMMARY FORM. FOR COMPLETE RULES, CONSULT
THE RESPECTIVE CURRENT NFHS RULES BOOK.
Note from NCCA & MSHSL:
Three baseball bats that have BBCOR certification, and would have been legal for use this year have been decertified by the NCAA, and therefore are NO LONGER LEGAL at the high school level. Note that is only specific length of each model as indicated.
-- Marucci CAT 5 33-inch model
_ Reebok Vector TLS 32-inch model
-- Reebok Vector TLS 33-inch model
Effective immediately and until further notice, these bats are considered a non-compliant bat and subject to NFHS Baseball Rules 4-1-3b and 7-4-1a. This information is also be shared with all umpires. If you have purchased these bats contact your supplier to see if there is any refund or you can get a refund. Be on notice that there may be some "good" deals on these bats, but they should not be purchased. We apologize for this inconvenience and will continue to pass on any updates from the National level.