2018 Bat Standards -UPDATE ON GHOST MODEL

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Updated Thursday May 17, 2018 by Jim Wyskiewicz.



Dear Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball Membership:

USA Baseball informed youth organizations, including Babe Ruth League, Inc., that effective immediately and until further notice, the bat identified as the Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10 30/20 2 5/8" (or the "Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8" at retail) has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard.

USABat: Easton Ghost X 30/20
Model Number(s): YBB18GX10 30/20 (D: 2 5/8), LL18GHX 30/20 (D: 2 5/8)
Length: 30" (-10)

All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play.

For any family or league that is impacted by USA Baseball's decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8, we strongly urge you to read Easton's release, which includes information about how to return your bat to receive a $500 voucher for Easton.com.

Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and thank you all for your attention to this matter.


Steven M. Tellefsen
President/CEO, Babe Ruth League, Inc.



New Bat Regulations for the 2018 Baseball season!
“Bats used in Cal Ripken Baseball must have the USA Baseball stamp and have a diameter of 2 5/8" or less.”


The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which will apply to bats that are classified below the NCAA and NFHS level of play, will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.

read the full article here



NCAA and NFHS BBCOR approved bats For the current list of approved bats, use this link USA Baseball list of approved bats