Guide to selecting an appropriate Baseball Bat

We provide baseball bats for all teams, however sometimes players want to have their own bat.

This guide will help you select an acceptable/legal bat for a division:

Division Bats must be: Popular bats:

Tee-ball

Wood or USA Baseball Approved

Aluminium with 2 1/4" barrel 

Little League Minors Machine pitch (Zooka)

Wood or USA Baseball Approved

Aluminium with 2 1/4" barrel

Little League Minors Player pitch

Wood or USA Baseball Approved

Composite with 2 5/8" barrel

Little League Majors

Wood or USA Baseball Approved

Composite with 2 5/8" barrel

Intermediate League

Wood or USA Baseball Approved

Composite with 2 5/8" barrel

Junior League

Wood or USA Baseball Approved

Composite with 2 5/8" barrel

Senior League

Wood or BBCOR

Composite with 2 5/8" barrel

Big League

Wood or BBCOR

Composite with 2 5/8" barrel

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If not using wood, ensure your bat has the appropriate markings/stamps for your division.
Picture to the right shows the needed markings.

 

Additional Information

  • Never buy a 2 3/4" barrel bat.  
  • Be careful not to buy a softball bat for baseball.
  • Some of the most popular quality brands are; Easton, Demarini and Rawlings. 
  • Bat length and weight is important. If too long and heavy, a player will have difficulty swinging it fast and accurately. They need to be able to get the barrel of the bat to the ball fast.  At the same time it should not be too short and small as they may struggle to hit the ball hard. It's a balancing act.
 
There are detailed bat selection guides on the internet and we also recommend seeking advice from your local expert retailers (eg. Diamond One or Red Stitches are popular) to help zero in on the right bat for you or your child.  Just ensure you meet the association specification for your division.
 
 
* Please note that all opinions and examples of bats on this guide are given by experienced club members to assist with pointing you in the right direction when purchasing a bat. Ultimately the decision is yours. Assosication requirements must be met to be able to use the bat in club related activities or games. 

Examples of bat stamps

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