Little League 2 ¼” Composite Barrel Bat Update – Please Read

By batrules . Posted on April 15th, 2011 in Little League Comments: 0

As of 3/17, the deadline for all Little League Baseball composite bat waiver testing was completed. The following Easton 2 ¼” composite barrel youth bats have been issued a waiver and are now on the Little League Approved 2 ¼” Composite Barrel Bat List: LNC1XL Omen XLB -12 LNC2XL Omen XLB -10 LSS6XL Speed II [...]

 
 

LCN1 Synergy Speed -12 Update

By batrules . Posted on April 13th, 2011 in Little League Comments: 0

Please note that the LCN1 has been granted a waiver and is legal for Little League play per the e-mail below from Little League International:

“Little League is in receipt of BPF-ABI testing that confirms Easton model LCN1 has passed the required testing and is allowable for play in accordance with Little League playing rule 1.10 and has been issued a waiver with regard to the composite bat moratorium.”

Patrick Wilson
Vice President of Operations
Little League International

 
 

LCN1 Synergy 2 ¼” Youth Bat Update

By batrules . Posted on March 22nd, 2011 in Little League Comments: 0

LCN1 Synergy 2 ¼” Youth Bat Update

Easton

Please note that the LCN1 has been granted a waiver and is legal for Little League play per the e-mail below from Little League International:

“Little League is in receipt of BPF-ABI testing that confirms Easton model LCN1 has passed the required testing and is allowable for play in accordance with Little League playing rule 1.10 and has been issued a waiver with regard to the composite bat moratorium.”

Patrick Wilson
Vice President of Operations
Little League International

 
 

IMPORTANT – Little League 2 ¼” Composite Barrel Bat Update

By batrules . Posted on March 1st, 2011 in Little League Comments: 28

As of 3/1 the following Easton 2 ¼” composite barrel youth bats have been issued a waiver and are now on the Little League Approved 2 ¼” Composite Barrel Bat List:

• LNC1XL Omen -12
• LNC2XL Omen -10
• LSS6XL Stealth Speed -12
• LSS1 Stealth Speed -11
• LSS2 Stealth Speed -9
• LSS3 Stealth Speed -13
• LCN9 Stealth IMX -11

The full list of waived, composite barrel bats is available at:

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbatssmall.htm

Little League Baseball has set a deadline of 3/17 for all composite waiver testing. Easton is working diligently to get all of our composite bats through the testing process. We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more.

As a reminder, ALL youth composite barreled bats are still legal for play for the following organizations:
• Babe Ruth including Cal Ripken
• Pony
• Dixie Youth
• USSSA
• Super Series

FAQ’s
• Will players be able to use composite barreled bats that have been granted a waiver for the life of the bat?
o Yes. It is our understanding that there are no “obsolete” dates associated with bats.
• Will waivers only be granted for current or past models?
o No. We will be able to make NEW bats that will meet Little Leagues composite standards.

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The following is a list of non-wood/non-composite baseball bats with a 2 ¼” inch maximum diameter that are currently licensed for use in the baseball divisions of Little League (Little League [Majors] Division and below).

http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/2011ApprovedNonWoodBatList.pdf

Little League reserves the right to add to this list or make other changes as new information arises. This list was last updated on January 27, 2011.

IMPORTANT: This is a list of licensed bats only, not a list of all possible bats that could be used. This is not a comprehensive list of non wood bats legal for play. Provided the bat meets the specifications of Rule 1.10 for the division of play, and provided the bat is not subject to the composite barrel moratorium, the bat may be used.

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While nearly all of Easton youth bats are legal for youth play, there are a two that are two not approved. Those bats are:

• LCG1 CV12 -10
• LSS4XL Stealth Speed XL -10

As the market leader in bats, Easton will be offering the following replacement policy for consumers on bats that are not approved.

If you have purchased one of the bats on the list above between September 1, 2010 and February 23, 2011, from an authorized Easton dealer with an accompanying valid proof of purchase:

Easton will replace the bat with either a Surge (LGS1Xl) or Rival (LG1XL) for $100 as inventory permits.

Or, if inventory is not available

Easton will issue a $100 credit for http://www.eastonbaseball.com/

If you have purchased one of the bats on the list above between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2010 from an authorized Easton dealer with an accompanying valid proof of purchase:

Easton will issue you a $50 credit for http://www.eastonbaseball.com/

DETAILS:

• Customer must contact Easton warranty department at:
o http://www.eastonbaseball.com/customer-service/usa-bat-forms?nav=bats&
Customer must contact Easton by April 15st, 2011 and bat must be returned to Easton by May 1st, 2011.
• Return must include valid proof of purchase. Bats without valid proof of purchase will not be returned to consumer.
• Customer is responsible for shipping bat to Easton warranty department.
• Replacement bat will be shipped within 7 days of receipt of bat.
• If inventory is not available, a replacement code will be generated within 7 days and sent to email address on warranty form.

 
 

Stealth IMX LCN9 added to LL waiver list

By batrules . Posted on February 28th, 2011 in Little League Comments: 1

Little League Update –

The Stealth IMX LNC9 youth baseball bat has received a waiver for the 2011 season. View complete list on LL website:

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbatssmall.htm

Remember above relates just Composite barrel bats receiving waivers.

Here you can find the list of non-wood, non-composite bats that are approved:

http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/2011ApprovedNonWoodBatList.pdf

 
 

Little League 2 ¼” Composite Barrel Bat Update

By batrules . Posted on February 22nd, 2011 in Little League Comments: 13

As of 2/21 the following Easton 2 ¼” composite barrel youth bats have been issued a waiver for the 2011 season and are now on the Little League Approved 2 ¼” Composite Barrel Bat List:

• LNC1XL Omen -12
• LNC2XL Omen -10
• LSS6XL Stealth Speed -12
• LSS1 Stealth Speed -11
• LSS2 Stealth Speed -9
• LSS3 Stealth Speed -13

Little League Baseball has set a deadline of 3/17 for all waiver testing. Easton is working diligently to get all of our composite bats through the testing process. We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more.

Easton Sports

 
 

Easton Stealth Speed ii LSS6XL -12 Bat approved for 2011 Little League play

By batrules . Posted on February 8th, 2011 in Little League Comments: 0

Update from Little League International – Easton Stealth Speed ii LSS6XL -12 Bat has  been approved for use in 2011 Little League play

You can visit the Little League website for more information

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbatssmall.htm

Or for more information on this model click here on our website.

http://www.eastonbaseball.com/the-equipment/baseball-bats/youth/speed-ii-xl-12-lss6xl.html

 
 

EASTON OMEN YOUTH BATS MEET LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDARDS

By batrules . Posted on January 21st, 2011 in Little League Comments: 1

OMEN XLB -12 & OMEN XLB -10 bats are approved for 2011 Little League season

VAN NUYS, Calif. (Jan. xx, 2011) – Little League Baseball today announced a waiver, effective immediately, for several Easton Baseball bats after placing a moratorium on all composite bats in September 2010.

The Easton OMEN XLB -12 and OMEN XLB -10 will be allowed for all Little League Baseball play during the 2011 season. The on-field leader at the 2010 Little League Baseball World Series, the OMEN bats were competition tested during tournament play and produced unmatched results throughout the series.

Through constant innovation and unwavering commitment to safety, Easton Sports has more than 80 years of sporting goods manufacturing and has established itself as one of the world’s preeminent innovators, designers and manufacturers of sporting equipment.

The OMEN XLB -12 and OMEN XLB -10 are available at sporting goods retailers nationwide.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Matt Kovacs at (310) 578-7050 or via e-mail at kovacs@formulapr.com.

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbatssmall.htm

About Easton Sports
Easton Sports is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of baseball, softball, hockey, and lacrosse equipment for both sports professionals and enthusiasts. Easton Sports focuses on its ability to innovate and create products of unmatched quality and performance including the No. 1 bat in the College World Series®, Women’s College World Series®, Little League World Series®, and Slow-Pitch Softball, as well as the No. 1 stick and No. 1 glove in the National Hockey League. Headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., Easton Sports employs more than 1,200 people worldwide and maintains facilities in Utah, California, Mexico, Canada and Asia. For further information, please visit the company online at www.eastonsports.com.

Little League International released the information below on January 10, 2011.

Please click on the link to view a current listing of approved Easton bats.

As noted by Little League, the list will be updated with any composite-barreled baseball bats that receive a waiver of the moratorium, or as otherwise warranted.

Easton Sports

Update from Little League International: The following is a list of licensed baseball bats with a 2 1/4 inch maximum diameter that are currently approved for use in the baseball divisions of Little League (Little League [Majors] Division and below) because of the moratorium. Little League placed a moratorium on all composite-barreled baseball bats for these divisions, which took effect on Dec. 30, 2010. If and when any 2 1/4-inch composite-barreled baseball bats receive a waiver of the moratorium, it will be noted on this list. Little League reserves the right to add to this list or make other changes as new information arises. This list was last updated on Jan. 6, 2011.

Click Here for List

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbatssmall.htm

http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/2011ApprovedNonWoodBatList.pdf

 
 

Little League International released information December 30, 2010

By batrules . Posted on December 30th, 2010 in Little League, Uncategorized Comments: 0

Easton’s understanding is that the news does not signal the end of all-composite bats in Little League Baseball. It simply places a moratorium on all-composite bats that cannot be shown to remain underneath the 1.15 BPF standard in lab testing.

We are in the process of resubmitting our all-composite bats for testing and waivers. As soon as we have more information on specific models, we will pass it along. Thank you for your understanding and patience in the interim.

Please note: all-aluminum bats as well as composite handle/aluminum barrel bats are not affected by this announcement.

Easton Sports

Dear local Little League Volunteers and Friends,

The following release is being provided to you for your information and dissemination to volunteers and parents in your local league.

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Little League International Issues Update Regarding Composite Bats: Moratorium Imposed Immediately

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 30, 2010) – Little League International has placed a moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Little League (Majors) Division and all other baseball divisions of Little League, effective immediately.

“Today’s decision of the Little League International Board of Directors Executive Committee is based on scientific research data from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell), which was contracted by Little League Baseball,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “The maximum performance standard for non-wood bats in the divisions for 12-year-olds and below is a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.15. The research found that composite bats, while they may meet the standard when new, can exceed that standard after a break-in process.”

Local Little Leagues were first informed of the research last September.

“From the beginning, and throughout this process, we wanted to keep everyone informed,” Patrick W. Wilson, Vice President of Operations at Little League International, said. “Our intent was to provide local league constituents clear direction regarding composite bats. There is a process through which manufacturers can submit individual models for a possible waiver if they wish to seek it. Going forward, we will let our leagues know which ones meet the standards for the Little League Baseball (Majors) 12-and-under divisions, if any.”

On Sept. 1, Little League International placed a moratorium on composite bats in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League. Subsequent to that moratorium, some composite bat models have received a waiver and may be used in those divisions. Information on the composite bats that have received waivers for the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League may be found here:

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbats.htm

At present, no composite bats for the Little League (Majors) Division and below have received a waiver. If and when any models do receive a waiver, Little League International will inform its leagues of that decision.

The moratorium on composite bats, which now applies to all baseball divisions of Little League, does not apply to any softball divisions of Little League.

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Sincerely,
Little League International