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WYB Bat Rule Changes
12/11/2019
For many years, WYB has only allowed bats with barrels no larger...
WYB Division Changes
12/11/2019
WYB is currently not planning to have a Pony 13-15 league for spring/summer...
WYB Baseball General Information
03/02/2013
Through the link at the top of this page (Documents) you can access...
 
WYB Bat Rule Changes

For many years, WYB has only allowed bats with barrels no larger than 2 ¼ inches, regardless of their certification.  In 2018, USA Baseball (the prevailing organization over baseball in the US) came out with new bat standards and in the 2 years since, many leagues have adopted their standards.  As a result, 2 ¼” bats are getting harder and harder to find.  The USA baseball standards are centered around making metal bats behave like wooden bats.

Adding to the confusion, there is still a separate set of bat standards referred to as USSSA or 1.15 BPF.  These bats are still allowed in many travel leagues including the league which the Worthington Nationals play in.  These bats are designed for optimum performance and provide more power than the USA bats.   There is also something called “BBCOR .5” but that relates to High School & College standards.

Beginning this upcoming 2020 season, WYB will allow USA Baseball “big barrel” bats to be used in our rec leagues.  For at least 2020, we will continue to allow USSSA 2 ¼” bats, however the larger USSSA big barrel bats will continue to not be allowed in WYB.  These standards will apply to all divisions within WYB.

To summarize the main takeaway, we will now allow big barrels with the USA Baseball stamp, however it is important everyone understands you may NOT use big barrels with the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.  You will see a lot of these bats at stores or available used from friends and neighbors who played travel.  All 2 ¼” barrel bats will continue to be allowed as in the past.


by posted 12/11/2019
WYB Division Changes

WYB is currently not planning to have a Pony 13-15 league for spring/summer 2020.  The numbers for this league have been low and integrated with NCIL Pony League.  We plan to allow 13 year olds to play in WYB Majors making it a 11-13 league.  This will ensure everyone has a place to play baseball thru 7th grade, after which school sponsored teams begin in 8th grade.  We are currently investigating options for referring any 14-15 year olds looking for a rec league and hope to provide a nearby option.

For the fall league, we are hoping to run 2 separate kid pitch divisions next fall, a Minors 9-10 and Majors 11-13.  We have previously had one combined kid pitch league for 9-12, which was born out of necessity with lower numbers in the fall.  Our numbers are up enough that we think this breakout is possible in 2020, especially with adding 13 year olds to give them a fall ball opportunity.


by posted 12/11/2019
WYB Baseball General Information

Through the link at the top of this page (Documents) you can access several key documents: WYB Coaching Principles, an umpire application, information about umpire training, three codes of conduct, one each for parents, players and coaches, and a list of approved composite bats. Please familiarize yourself with the documents that are relevant to you. WYB expects all coaches, players and family members to conduct themselves appropriately at all WYB events. We are all role models for every child we encounter.

Please visit each division for specific information about that division. Various documents relevant to each division will be available there.

The WYB Baseball Program is looking for dedicated volunteers to help us enhance our program. Please contact us at   if you can help and thank you in advance!


by posted 03/02/2013
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