NEW Bat Standards

Published on 12/3/2017 4:57:00 PM

Our business is to promote the sport of baseball and keep it inexpensive.  After a dialog with our coaches and partners Long Island Hot Stove Baseball has decided to accept both the new USA Bat and the USSSA Bat Performance Standards for ages 7u through 12U in 2018.
We strongly advise anyone looking to purchase a new bat to buy one with the new USABat stamp. The MLB and USA Baseball have put a lot of resources behind the new USA Bat Standard, as it is in the best interest for youth baseball. LI HOT STOVE will support these efforts and will also continue to work closely with all local baseball programs.


To view a list of USABat approved bats, click here.

To view a list of BPF 1.15 approved bats click here

For 2018 LI Hot Stove Bat Rules will be as follows:

46/60 fields

USA Standards
2 ¾ barrel maximum
BPF 1.15 marking/ 2 ¼” barrel maximum
non composite wood bats. NO Bamboo

51/75 Fields

51/75 USA Standards
2 ¾  barrel maximum
BPF 1.15  2⅝ barrel maximum
(2⅝ diameter bats must be -10 or heavier)
non composite wood bats. NO Bamboo

60/90 Fields

12U Fall Only
USA Standards
2 ¾ barrel maximum
BPF 1.15  2⅝ barrel maximum
(2⅝ diameter bats must be -10 or heavier)
non composite wood bats. NO Bamboo

13U and older

-3 BBCOR 

non composite wood bats. NO Bamboo