2020 Bat Rules

In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat). Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of the -3 bat (BBCOR certified), all other 2-⅝ inch minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.) and 2-¼” bats must be certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. 2-¼″ BARREL bats are legal in all divisions of PONY Baseball except COLT 16U, PALOMINO 18U and THOROBRED 23U. 2-¼” and 2-⅝ inch minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.) used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.

2-⅝” barrel bats are legal in all division of PONY Baseball. If a 2-⅝” bat is -3, it must be BBCOR certified (stamped on the bats). Effective January 1, 2018, all other minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.) Must be certified with USABat licensing mark stamped on the bat.

2-¾” barrel bats are prohibited in all divisions of PONY Baseball.

COLT 16U and PALOMINO 18U are only allowed to use 2-⅝″ -3 BBCOR certified bats.

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