Illegal Bats

All ASA Banned Bats Are Illegal in All Divisions.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ASA BANNED BATS — WITH PICTURES

All Composite Bats Are Illegal Except in Open B, Open CC and Open C divisions.

For safety reasons, the League limits the use of bats with composite exterior barrels to Open B, CC, Open C  only. Titanium bats and all bats that appear on the ASA’s official list of banned bats are illegal in all divisions.

Do not  bring one of these bats up to the plate!  The player will be ejected and suspended from the next game and the game will automatically be forfeited. No exceptions.

Legal in All Leagues: Only “Half and Half” bats (composite handle, metal barrel) such as the Demarini F3, F2 and Vexxum, and the Easton SST3 Stealth, are legal in SF Softball, as long as they are on the ASA Certified Bats list — listed here (use the pull down menu to select”bats”.)  Multi-wall bats that have composite in the barrel are illegal.

General Guideline: A Bat is Illegal If . . .

• It has a barrel made of composite material. (The entire  barrel of a LEGAL bat should be made entirely of metal, typically aluminum. By contrast, composite bats are made of a carbon fiber blend.) See below for a reference list of composite bats.  Composite bats are illegal in all levels of play except Open B, CC, and C.

• It appears on the ASA’s banned bat list (CLICK HERE FOR BANNED BAT LIST WITH PICTURES) (see also below). — Applies to all levels of play.

• It’s one of several bats that the ASA requires to carry a Recertification mark (see below), and it does not carry the required mark. — Applies to all levels of play.

• It’s not on the list of ASA Certified Bats — listed here (use the pull down menu to select”bats”.) This rule applies to all levels of play.

Bottom line: Don’t rush out and buy a newly released bat just because it’s not yet on the list . . . check with us first! Call the League Office at (415) 831-6316.

General Guideline: Look for  the ASA Certification Mark or the ASA Recertification Mark. Older bats carry an ASA 2000 mark. As long as they appear on the current ASA Certified Bats list, they are legal, unless they are composites (except in Open CC, Open C and Seniors A divisions), appear on the list above, or appear on the list below of older bats which are required to carry a Recertification Mark, but the bat in question does not have it.

ASA Certification and Recertification Marks:

Any comments or corrections to this list should be called to the attention of the League Office.

If you have questions or comments on bat policy, call us at (415) 831-6316 or send us e-mail: LeagueOffice {at} SFSoftball(.)com

IF IN DOUBT ABOUT A BAT, CALL THE LEAGUE OFFICE BEFORE YOU BUY IT!

Also see our Ball page.

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