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Bat Policy

Floresta Baseball League adopts the USABat standard. Effective January 1, 2020, USABat Standard bats must be used in all divisions, for all games, practices, or any other Floresta Baseball function, event, or activity. In addition to the new bat standard, Floresta Baseball League now allows 2 5/8" barrel bats, provided they meet USABat regulations.

Frequently Asked Bat Questions

Why did Floresta change to the USABat Standard?
Moving toward the USABat Standard puts Floresta Baseball in line with most other youth organizations such as Little League, Cal Ripken, and Pony. Because most youth organizations have moved to the standard it has become increasingly difficult to purchase 2 1/4" bats (our previous bat standard). 

What is the USABat Standard?
The USABat Standard was developed to maintain the integrity of the game of baseball. USABat Standard bats act more like wood, which is how the game of baseball was initially envisioned. Because USABat Standard bats act more like wood, Floresta Baseball has decided to allow bats up to 2 5/8" in width. For more information on the USABat Standard, including which bats are legal, click here.

Can my child use a 2 5/8" bat?
Yes, as long as the bat has the USA Baseball mark (see picture above).

Can my child use their current 2 1/4" bat?
Only if the bat has the USA Baseball mark (see picture above).

What width bat should I get for my child? I see 2 1/4", 2 1/2", and 2 5/8"?
All widths up to 2 5/8" are legal as long as they have the USA Baseball mark (see picture above).

What about tee ball?
Certified Tee Ball bats will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee ball bats are only permitted for use in the tee ball division with approved tee balls only.

If you still have questions, email us at [email protected]


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San Leandro, California 94579

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