Effective September 1st, 2019, NCAA, the governing body for college baseball, adopted a rule that effectively bans the use of any primarily white BBCOR bat.
What bats are banned in College Baseball?
As of Jan 1st, 2020 the NCAA is no longer allowing white bats in College Baseball. This is a safety concern that will allow pitchers to pick up the ball earlier off the bat—assuming its coming right back at him.
What DeMarini bats are illegal?
The CF Zen for 2017 (the blue one pictured below) is illegal in USSSA play. That is the 2 3/4 drop 10. As well, the 2017 CF Zen in a 2 5/8 with a drop 8 (that is a green/white version pictured below) is also illegal. DeMarini made new versions of these bats that have an orange end cap and a new serial number.
Are ghost bats illegal?
Please be aware there are two ghost bats – one is legal in USSSA but not certified by USA Softball and therefore not legal in High School or College; the other is certified by USA Softball but not USSSA so it is illegal for USSSA use but legal in High School or College.
Is the 2020 CF Zen illegal?
DeMarini’s CF Zen WTDXCBZ baseball bat has been banned, but only size option 31″ and 32″.
Why is Easton ghost bat illegal?
For some undisclosed reason the Ghost X-30, only in the 30 inches with a -10 drop, has been deemed unfair by the regulatory body and thus USA Baseball has made its use illegal.
What happened to rip it bats?
A less quiet change in the market for the 2017 bat season is RIP-IT Sports’ entire withdrawal from the industry as a whole. … The site now offers bat bags and fielders’ protective equipment for softball, but no longer available are the RIP-IT Air and Elite bats we had plenty of fun hitting with a few months back.
What is an illegal bat in baseball?
In baseball, a corked bat is a specially modified baseball bat that has been filled with cork or other lighter, less dense substances to make the bat lighter. … In Major League Baseball, modifying a bat with foreign substances and using it in play is illegal and subject to ejection and further punishment.