BBCOR Bat Information
The Easton Lock & Load non-wood bat has been approved for play in high school varsity competition. Due to fact that the NCAA does not allow the bat to be used by their member institutions, the “BBCOR .50” certification mark will not be present on the barrel of the bat. In fact, except the manufacturer’s graphics, this bat will be devoid of any certification nomenclature.
There was a note in the 2012 Rule Book, (1-3-2d Note) inferring that in 2015, non-wood bats would have tamper-evident protocol in place. Since then, the time frame has disappeared from the book and the wording has been altered. A question arose at a recent clinic if this 2015 deadline would be in effect.
The response from Indianapolis is: "We are unable to find the technology that is affordable to implement at the manufacturing level. Please tell your schools as long as the non-wood bats have BBCOR .50 on the barrel then they will be compliant."
Washington State University Sports Science Lab
NCAA and NFHS BBCOR Approved Baseball Bats:
The BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for:
Marucci CAT5 33-inch model
Reebok Vector TLS 32-inch model
- Reebok Vector TLS 33-inch model