CLICK THE BATS AND GO TO SECTION 8 FOR THE OFFICIAL PONY RULE 

 

USA BASEBALL BAT STANDARD

 
In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat). Effective 

January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. Minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018. 

 

The new USABat certified bats bearing the USABat licensing mark are expected to be offered in retail stores in September.

To find out more about the USABat standard click here.   


 Curent PONY Bat Rule Summary 

Any bat 2 3/4" diameter is NOT allowed in any PONY Division
 
No bat shall be used if dented, cracked, modified, or misshaped and must not exceed the 42" limit
 
Acceptable bat materials include wood, metal, graphite, and ceramic
 
Any bat of 2 5/8" diameter, that has a greater than (-3) bat weight-to-length differential, (e.g. -5, -7, -9) is approved for play in all PONY divisions EXCEPT Colt and Palomino
 
Any non-wood bat of 2 5/8" diameter, that has a (-3) bat weight-to-length differential, MUST be BBCOR certified .50 or less and be stamped by the manufacturer.
 
Any non-wood bat of 2 1/4" diameter MUST be stamped with a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.15 AND be stamped with "Approved for play in PONY Baseball"
 
Colt and Palomino players will only be allowed to use 2 5/8" -3 BBCOR certified bats