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05/15/2018
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11/23/2017
USA Baseball has issued new bat rules that will take effect January...
 
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by posted 05/15/2018
Reilly Classic

WLL will once again be hosting the Reilly Classic Tournament as the kickoff to the summer baseball season.  


A teams play Wednesday, June 13- Sunday, June 17th
B teams play Wednesday, June 20 - Sunday, June 24th 


For more information contact Michelle Dyson 


by posted 05/15/2018
2018 Bat Policy Changes

USA Baseball has issued new bat rules that will take effect January 1st 2018 making most previous models obsolete

 

The new rules are trying to make the baseball bat have a more wood-like performance. While we all love to see our kids hit home runs, it has gotten to the point that smaller/lighter kids are hitting them over the trees. The #1 driver behind this new standard is safety. If a little kid can knock them out, imagine a young pitcher getting hit with a line drive from a bigger, 5'8", 160 lb 12 year old. 

 

So, what does this mean for your little league player? Unfortunately, it means a new bat ($$, $$$) or a wood bat ($). Wood bats are making a big come back because of the new standard. 

 

Please don't go out and buy a "cheap" bat that you may not be able to use next season. Make sure Grandma and Grandpa are aware before spending money on a birthday or Holiday gift that won't be allowed in a LL/BR baseball game.

 

A little light reading for you........

 

USA Baseball; https://usabat.com/faq/

Little League; http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/May-August/Little-League-USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-2018.htm?utm_source=ll.org%20bat%20page&utm_medium=2018%20USA%20Baseball%20Bat%20Standard%20Link&utm_content=LL.org%20Bat%20Resource%20Page

Babe Ruth; https://www.baberuthleague.org/bat-rules.aspx

ASA/USA Softball (unchanged); https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2017/February/28/Important-information-regarding-USA-Softball-certified-equipment-Certification-Marks

 

Or......just go wood!!

 

Barnstable Bat Company in Barnstable Mass.

https://barnstablebat.com/

 

Axis Bats in Fall River Mass.

http://www.axisbats.com/

 


by posted 11/23/2017