Bat Rules 2018 AND Decertification of Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8

Updated Saturday May 5, 2018 by Cheryl Horvath.

Bat Rules 2018- New Rule Decertification of Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8

Dear Little League Parents and Volunteers,

Receiving a notice that a bat has been decertified, especially in the middle of the season, is challenging, inconvenient, and disappointing for everyone. On Thursday, May 3, USA Baseball informed Little League and other youth organizations about the decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8. We are committed to sharing that information with all of you as soon as we received it. According to the official notice from USA Baseball, "official compliance testing determined that the Ghost X 30/20 exceeds the performance limit set by the USABat Standard. Per the USA Baseball Youth Bat Performance Test Protocol as well as (USA Baseball's) contracts with Easton, these results constitute a non-compliant bat that must be decertified."

For any family or league that is impacted by USA Baseball's decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8, we strongly urge you to read Easton's release, which includes information about how to return your bat to receive a $500 voucher for

All levels of Little League require the new USA bat logo for certification for the 2018 season. Bats used and approved for use in the 2017 season or older may not be used. Please look online

Remember, you MUST have the new USA bat logo or your child's bat cannot be used.