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TVBL Bat Rules
Effective April 2018, TVBL welcomes bats conforming to the USA Baseball standard. These bats have a 2 5/8" barrel diameter and are conspicuously marked with a "USA Baseball" stamp just above the handle. USA Baseball bats perform similarly to wood bats (which are also allowed in all TVBL leagues)
In addition, depending on level of play, the following bats may be allowed in TVBL:
1.Senior League: in our oldest league, the widest range of bats are permitted. In addition to USA Baseball bats, we allow bats with the 1.15, or "USSSA", stamp, at the 2 1/4", 2 5/8", and 2 3/4" diameters. The full "travel bat" option can be used in Senior. BBCOR, or high school, bats are also allowed.
2.Major League: bats up to 2 5/8" in diameter may bear the 1.15 BPF/USSSA stamp. 2 3/4" bats are NOT allowed in the Major League 3.Instructional, Youth, Minor, and Rookie Leagues: the only 1.15/USSSA bats that may be used are those limited to 2 1/4" in diameter. Otherwise, these leagues are limited to USA Baseball bats.