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Approved BESR Bat Lists

posted May 19, 2012, 6:03 PM by Barry Takahashi   [ updated May 30, 2012, 1:49 AM ]

A comprehensive list of approved and non-approved BESR non-wood bats from the NCAA Bat Certification facility at the Washington State University Sport Science Laboratory. The link is Please share this information with your players and management. We trust this will reduce some of the confusion with the compliancy of many non-wood baseball bats.

Decertification of 33-inch Marucci CAT5 bat
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has advised us that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Marucci CAT5 33-inch model.
Effective immediately and until further notice, this bat (Marucci CAT5 33" length) should be considered a non-compliant bat and subject to NFHS Baseball Rules 4-1-3b and 7-4-1a. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local state association statewide baseball rules interpreter. Official NFHS Memo