Humble Baseball Association
HBA League Rules
Bat Rules For Humble Baseball Spring 2012 League ONLY
Bats may not say “coach pitch,” “t-ball,” or “softball” anywhere on the bat.
Big barrel bats (2 ¾’ or 2 5/8”) are legal if they are -10 or heavier
If a bat is lighter than -10 and has a two piece design (composite shaft with alloy barrel) it must be 2 ¼” barrel and have a BPF 1.15 certification or it is not legal (no big barrel).
If the bat is lighter than -10 it may not be a full composite bat regardless of barrel size
All Alloy bats that are lighter than -10 are legal
(Note: As of August 1, 2012, all bats used in HBA LEAGUE OR TOURNAMENTS must meet the below standards – of course, bats already meeting the below rules are legal)
As of January 1, 2012 the following bat rule is in effect at all Nations TOURNAMENT Events in the Houston/South Texas area.
1) In ages 13U and below bats with the new BPF 1.15 stamp (on the transition area between the barrel and handle) is legal, regardless of weight and composition
2) Bats with the old Little League approved stamp (2 ¼” barrel, no composite) on the barrel under the manufacturers model name, will be legal until July 31, 2012.
3) In 14U bats must either be a BPF 1.15 -5 bat OR a BBCOR bat (BESR -3 bats are not legal)
4) 15U and above must use a NFHS (high school) legal BBCOR bat).