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BAT RULES CHANGES
Effective January 1, 2014 T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Minors, and Majors (12 and Under) Bat Restrictions are as follows: Wood or non-wood bats may be used and must not be larger than 2 3/4 inches. There is no restriction with regard to the differential between length and weight, however, ALL bats with a larger barrel than 2 1/4 (i.e. 2 5/8 and 2 3/4), must have the certification of BPF of 1.15 or less.
As of 9/10/13, this bat restriction rule also complies with the AABC and USSSA standards.
Penalty if brought to an umpires attention (while the batter is hitting or immediately after the batter hits):
1st Offense: Batter is Out, Head Coach is issued a Warning
2nd Offense: Batter is Out, Head Coach is ejected
The Springfield Southwest Baseball Association was formed in 1989 to provide a healthy baseball environment for Springfield area players regardless of their skill level.
The league has grown to support hundreds of children, aged 5-18, as they experience our national past time.