Bat Limits for Hills “Saturday” competitions.
Season 2023/24 Update:
Drop weight limits will no longer be in effect for any age groups, except for the Youth and Cashmore League. The main restriction for each age group will be bat length. Players should choose a length that is appropriate for their stature and playing ability. It’s ok to use a shorter bat length if it suits you! Just don’t go beyond the maximum lengths outlined below. Bat diameter has also been updated for Modball.
Here’s a breakdown of the new bat rules for different ages…
No changes here! T-ball players must continue to use bats with a maximum diameter of 2 1/4″. 8U T-ball maximum length is 28″ and 7U T-ball is 26″
9U Modball – Petroff and Daisley Conference:
Players are now allowed to use bats with a diameter up to 2 5/8″, with a maximum length of 28″.
10/11 Live pitch – Bergan and Catt Conferences:
The maximum bat length for these conferences has been set at 29″, and maximum diameter remains at 2 5/8″.
12U Live pitch – Douglass and Leonard Conferences:
For these conferences, the bat length is limited to 30″, and the maximum diameter remains at 2 5/8″.
13 Live pitch – Catt Conferences:
For these conferences, the bat length is limited to 31″, and the maximum diameter remains at 2 5/8″.
14U Hay and Street Conferences:
Bat lengths are limited to 32″, and maximum diameter remains at 2 5/8″.
16U Shipley Youth and Cashmore Conferences:
Drop weight is set to -5. Maximum length is 34″
Remember, all bats must carry the USA Baseball stamp.
If you have any questions about these please reach out to one of our committee members.
Hills Team Conferences / Rules
The entire Hills Baseball rulebook can be downloaded below. Sections for each age conference can be found here.
Official Rules of Baseball
The official rules of Baseball can be found below