Effective immediately (posted 3/26/12) and until further notice, this bat (Reebok Vector TLS 33" length) should be considered a non-compliant bat and subject to NFHS Baseball Rules 4-1-3b and 7-4-1a. More information, click Here. Bat Pix
Effective immediately (posted 2/21/12) and until further notice, this bat (Marucci CAT5 33" length) should be considered a non-compliant bat and subject to NFHS Baseball Rules 4-1-3b and 7-4-1a. More Information, Click here. Bat Pix
The BBCOR standard is required on all bats for the 2012 season. Certified Bat List for Competition (This listing is provided by the NCAA. Whether a bat is on this list or not, Any Bat not made from a Single Piece of Wood must have the BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution) Silkscreen or Permanent Mark.)
The WIAA has received notification from NFHS concerning the "RIP-IT" bat with the "BBCOR .50" bat markings on the tapered part of the bat. The marking on the tapered part of the bat is legal for the maker of the RIP-IT bat ONLY. Any other bat must meet the current standards. This waiver is good for this year only, and the RIP-IT bat will meet standards next year.
Since the ruling about the RIP-IT baseball bat was made on February 13, 2012, information has been received that indicates that a couple of other manufacturers have placed the BBCOR labels on the taper of the bat rather than on the barrel. Therefore, for the 2012 season, the BBCOR label may be placed on either the barrel or the taper of the bat.