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Henry__51 Amateur 9 posts since
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Aug 25, 2010 1:01 PM

NFHS Approved Bats

NFHS is now out with a list of approved composite bats for 2010-2011.  So far only Demarini on the list.  I suppose every umpire now will have to carry a copy of this list.

 

http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=4155

 

  • rhughes18 Pro 114 posts since
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    1. Aug 25, 2010 1:56 PM (in response to Henry__51)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    As long as it has a BESR or BBCOR stamp and it is not dented we are playing with it in the games I am umpiring.

     

    I don't carry around the ASA banned bat list for softball and I am definately not carrying one around for baseball.

     

     

    (added: If an org. is going to allow a manufacturer to place the approved stamp on their bats and that manufacturuer does not produce compliant bats with that stamp on it then the manufacturer is liable and not me.)

  • ccanes Pro 75 posts since
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    2. Aug 26, 2010 12:59 PM (in response to bobjenkins)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    I am with you on this one. No way i am carrying anything extra. As long as those bats are properly certified and the tape does not exceed 18" im ok.

  • bobjenkins Pro 120 posts since
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    3. Aug 27, 2010 6:00 AM (in response to rhughes18)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    NCAA umpires (are supposed to) carry such a list -- and it's a lot more extensive than the FED list.

     

    Of course, the list gets checked only when an opposing team requests it, as opposed to doing the bat check required in FED.

  • gwood__1 Rookie 4 posts since
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    4. Aug 27, 2010 6:52 AM (in response to Rich_Ives)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    I think it's easy enough to remember that the CF4 and the Vendetta are ok to use.  The problem I have is the other million bats out there...which ones are composite vs. ok.

  • Rich_Ives Legend 1,283 posts since
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    5. Aug 27, 2010 2:36 PM (in response to ccanes)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    Having a BESR stamp on a composite bat doesn't make it legal any more.  You'll need the list.

  • Rich_Ives Legend 1,283 posts since
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    6. Aug 27, 2010 2:37 PM (in response to Shades_of_Blue)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    +As long as those bats are properly certified +

     

    ANd the ONLY way you'll know with a composite bat is if you have the list.

  • ccanes Pro 75 posts since
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    7. Sep 2, 2010 9:52 AM (in response to rhughes18)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    Rich,

    Actually pregame conference PU says, "Coaches do you certify that your players are legally and properly equipped to compete in this game." They articulate YES, no head nodding. This includes uniforms, undershirts, jewelry, bats and helmets. If you have time to inspect at least 20 bats and 10 helmets before a game from each dugout..more power to you.

  • bobjenkins Pro 120 posts since
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    8. Sep 2, 2010 1:17 PM (in response to ccanes)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    Although I suppose states can change the protocol, HS umpires are supposed to arrive on the field in time to inspect the "20 bats and 10 helmets" for each team.

     

    The question to and affirmative answer from the coaches doesn't replace the inspection.

  • rhughes18 Pro 114 posts since
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    9. Sep 3, 2010 8:10 AM (in response to bobjenkins)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    Here in NC we are required to be dressed and on the field 20 mins before game time. We are also required to inspect each teams equipment prior to the start of the game. 

     

    The state made this a point of emphasis at last year and this years clinics.

    At regionals this year a catcher's helmet had a 2" crack in the forehead area and I would not let him use it, and if we did not do our inspections that catcher would have played with that helmet.  

  • ROUNDING_3RD Expert 57 posts since
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    10. Sep 3, 2010 10:27 AM (in response to gwood__1)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

     

    An NCAA no swing list includes 17 composites.

     

    o Easton Stealth Speed 75 Adult

    o Easton Stealth Speed 95 Adult

    o Easton Synergy Speed 90 Adult

    o Easton Synergy IMX

    o Combat B1 Adult

    o Combat B2 Adult

    o Nike Aero Fuse CX2 -3

    o Nike CX2 White

    o Louisville Slugger Dynasty Comp Adult

    o Louisville Slugger Triton Adult

    o Rawlings 5150 Comp Adult

    o Miken Freak 100 Comp Flex Adult

    o Miken Freak 100 Comp Stuff Adult

    o Mattingly Beast Adult

    o DeMarini CF4 Black Adult

    o DeMarini Vendetta C6 Adult

    o DeMarini CF3 White

  • Shades_of_Blue Amateur 23 posts since
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    11. Sep 9, 2010 12:53 PM (in response to Rich_Ives)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    And it looks like it just got easier in CA... the BBCOR standard has been bumped up a year going into effect 01 Jan 2011 (but of course with a twist). 

     

    http://www.cifstate.org/sports/other/baseball.html

     

    This was and agreement reached by the       after negotiations with a State Representative that was going to introduce legislation outlawing metal bats until further reseach was done.  Which was all begotten following Marin Catholic High Schools pitcher Gunner Sandberg's near-fatal head injury after being hit by a line drive March 11.

  • ChinMusic__2 Amateur 18 posts since
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    12. Sep 18, 2010 3:34 PM (in response to rhughes18)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats




    A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves

  • ChinMusic__2 Amateur 18 posts since
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    13. Sep 18, 2010 3:37 PM (in response to ChinMusic__2)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats




    A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves

  • rhughes18 Pro 114 posts since
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    14. Sep 19, 2010 10:27 AM (in response to ROUNDING_3RD)
    Re: NFHS Approved Bats

    Easy enough for now, but what about when these other bat companies apply for and are granted waivers.

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