(Be sure you use only LEGAL bats this season)
All bats must comply with the NFHS Baseball Rules found in the NFHS Rules book (pages 9-1, Rules 1-3-2 through 1-3-5).
It is the coach’s responsibility to ensure that all of his players are using only legal equipment. Coaches must verify this to the Umpire-in-Chief prior to the start of the game.
Here is a simplified summary of what constitutes a legal bat for the 2011 season:
It is important that coaches understand that only legal bats are to be used in practices and games. It is also important for umpires to understand that equipment needs to be checked before each game.
Therefore, the SCHSL wants a copy of the bat list from the NFHS web site to be posted in the HOME dugout for each game. This will allow umpires to verify the legality of bats that are questioned. If no list is available, the bat in question will not be allowed to be used.