Why Your School Should Become a Member
FanZone
Activities
Sportsmanship Center
Resources

Illinois High School Association
National Federation of State High School Associations
NFHS Learning Center
Human Kinetics Coach Education Center
IESA Boys Baseball

Current IESA Baseball Bat Standards

BATS (NFHS Rule 1-3-2)

Effective 1/19/2018

The following bats are legal for use in 2018 IESA contests:

  1. Any non-wood bat containing a silkscreened or permanently marked BBCOR label as detailed in section 1-3-2 of the NFHS baseball rules book or;
  2. Any bat 30 inches and under that has a greater than minus three drop provided the bat barrel diameter does not exceed 2 1/4 inches or;
  3. Any bat 30 inches and under that has a greater than minus three drop and a barrel diameter no larger than 2 5/8 inches provide that bat contains the USA Baseball logo or;
  4. Any wood bat that meets the NFHS standards as detailed in section 1-3-2 and 1-3-3 of the NFHS baseball rules book.

NOTE 1: Any bat 31 inches and over must meet the NFHS bat guidelines and contain the BBCOR label.

NOTE 2: Any bat 31 inches and over and has a greater than a minus 3 drop with the USA Baseball logo is an illegal bat.

NOTE 3: Any non-wood bat with a barrel diameter greater than 2 5/8" is illegal.


**NOTE 4: Effective with the 2019 season, no bat with a 2 1/4" barrel will be legal.**


The following are examples of legal and illegal non-wood bats. This list is not intended to be all inclusive or all exclusive:

Legal and Illegal Non-Wood Bats Without a USA Baseball Logo
Length Weight Barrel Diameter Status
31 28 2-5/8"
28 18 2-5/8" Illegal--Maximum barrel diameter for a 30" (or less) non-wood bat that has a greater than minus 3 differential is 2 1/4"
30 20 2-1/4"
29 18 2-1/4"
29 22 2-3/4" Illegal--Maximum barrel diameter for a 30" (or less) non-wood bat that has a greater than minus 3 differential is 2 1/4"
31 20 2-1/4" Illegal--A 31" bat must weigh at least 28 oz. and meet all other NFHS standards including a BBCOR label
28 19 2-1/4"
31 28 2-3/4" IIllegal--Maximum barrel diameter for a non-wood bat is 2 5/8"
31 28 2-5/8"
30 27 2-5/8"
32 22 2-1/4" Illegal--A 32" bat must weigh at least 29 oz. and all other NFHS standards including a BBCOR label
31 25 2-1/4" Illegal--All 31" and over bats must meet the NFHS standards and include a BBCOR label
30 27 2-1/2"
30 18 2-1/4"
30 20 2-5/8" Illegal—Bats 30" and under with a greater than -3 drop have a maximum barrel diameter of 2-1/4"
28 18 2-1/2" Illegal—Bats 30" and under with a greater than -3 drop have a maximum barrel diameter of 2-1/4"

Legal and Illegal Non-Wood Bats With a USA Baseball Logo
Length Weight Barrel Diameter Status
30 20 2-5/8"
31 20 2-5/8" Illegal--All bats 31 inches and over for use in IESA must meet NFHS guidelines including BBCOR label
28 18 2-5/8"
26 16 2-1/4"
31 21 2-5/8" Illegal--All bats 31 inches and over for use in IESA must meet NFHS guidelines including BBCOR label
32 22 2-5/8" Illegal--All bats 31 inches and over for use in IESA must meet NFHS guidelines including BBCOR label
29 19 2-5/8"
28 18 2-1/2"


Home   |   Site Map   |   Activities   |   News   |   Sportsmanship   |   Administration   |   Resources

Google
WWW www.iesa.org

Illinois Elementary School Association
1015 Maple Hill Road, Bloomington, IL 61705 - PH: 309-829-0114 - FAX: 309-829-0625
Contact the IESA - http://www.iesa.org
Contents © 1999-2018 Illinois Elementary School Association