Parents and Coaches - Please remember that ALL COMPOSITE BARREL bats are banned in all WAC Boys Cal Ripken Divisions (6-12 yr olds). This is a local WAC Cal Ripken League rule approved by ALL league presidents for the safety of our players. Also, Cal Ripken bats must not have a barrel that exceeds 2 1/4". ONLY BBCOR certified COMPOSITE BARREL bats are permitted in Boys Babe Ruth Divisions (13-17 yrs old). You may swing any metal barrel bat you wish.
Our umpires are instructed to remove any illegal bat from game play. Do not make a $300 mistake. Once the wrapper is taken off the barrel of a bat, you CANNOT return it. For the Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth Bat rules please visit http://www.baberuthleague.org/bat-rules.aspx. You will notice that ALL BBCOR COMPOSITE BARREL bats are ALL -3 bats. You may purchase and use METAL BARREL bats with any drop higher than -3. Note that it is the BARREL that is regulated, not the handle - therefore COMOSITE HANDLE bats with a METAL BARREL do not need BBCOR certification.