PRBSA offers baseball and softball programs for boys 4-18 and girls 4-18. Our leagues are structured for the beginner, the recreational player, and competitive player, with an emphasis on teaching and having fun.

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2018 Baseball Bat Change
by posted 12/02/2017

USA Baseball Bat Rule
USA Baseball, the national governing body for baseball in the US, has adopted a new method for measuring bat performance in youth baseball. Through in-depth research, USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats.

The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which applies 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. All of these new bats will have the "USA Baseball" logo on the bat, which is what umpires will be looking for. 

PRBSA's Adaption
PRBSA has decided to adopt and enforce the new bat rule AFTER the spring in-house season of 2018.  All players will be able to use their existing bats for the 2018 spring in-house season.  All tournaments hosted by Pine Richland will enforce the new bat rule.

If you are looking to purchase your player a new bat please buy a USA Baseball certified bat.  If you need further information regarding the change please follow the link below.  Please note this is a third party website




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