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Parents,

I just wanted to send this out, in case you do not already know & to give you all a heads up, and be able to prepare for the new official Pony league baseball bat rules, that will come into effect on January 1, 2018. It is a USA Baseball rule, that is being adopted by Pony, (which sanctions Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, & Pony), Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, etc.

The rule from the Pony website states:

In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball batstandard (USABat). Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be YBBCOR certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. Minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018. The new YBBCOR certified bats bearing the USABat licensing mark are expected to be offered in retail stores in September.

For more on the new rule, see these websites:

www.pony.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1191154
www.usabat.com/about

Basically, it is to limit the pop on baseball bats, being used nowadays, and make them perform more like wood bats. What that comes down to is, everyone that has a drop -5 and higher will need a new bat, that has the USA Baseball licensing mark. Those bats will start to come out in August or September, of this year.

For Shetland parents, this rule only applies to baseball. This does not apply to the softball side.

Thank you,

Jeremy Flemming
KSR Baseball Director

KLONDIKE Summer Recreation

What:

Klondike Summer Recreation strives to teach positive life lessons while coaching the skills of baseball and softball to the youth of our area in a fun and safe environment

Volunteer Opportunities:

All positions on the Board are up for election every year. This is a great opportunity to set the direction for KSR. We specifically have a need to President and Softball Director.