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Coaches,

I though I would keep you all informed of the changes in knothole for the 2012 season…
Last night at our monthly City meeting, the following rules were amended…
 
1. Rule 16b - Current – “ It is recommended that all male catchers wear an athletic supporter with a cup.
Change to – “All male catchers must wear a cup. It is the coach’s responsibility to make sure that he does.”
 
2. Rule 15 – Bats
Current – Approved baseball bats are any unaltered commercially manufactured bats available for retail
purchase with the following exceptions: (a) per official baseball rule 1.10(a) maximum diameter is 2 and ¾
inches; (b) Softball bats are not allowed to be used; (c) Composite material and flex handle bats are
prohibited unless they are “bpf” rated, team managers are responsible for assuring that all bats used by
their team are “bpf” rated and (d) for all players in A-1 14U and up, the maximum difference between bat
length and bat weight is minus 3 (-3). PENALTY: Player is out and ball is dead immediately and the bat
is immediately removed from the game and the bench area.
Change to – Approved baseball bats are any unaltered commercially manufactured bats available for retail purchase with the following exceptions:

1. Classes D Junior through Class B Senior:
(a) The maximum bat diameter is 2 and ¾ inches.
(b) Softball bats are not allowed to be used
(c) Composite material and flex handle bats are prohibited unless they are “bpf”, BBCOR or BESR rated.
(d) Any legal bat in Class A-1 (14U) and up may be used in Class D Junior through Class B Senior.
2. For Class A-1 (14U) and up:

(a) Bats must have BBCOR or BESR certification
(b) The maximum difference between bat length and bat weight is minus 3 (-3).

Wood bats and single piece aluminum bats are allowed to be used in all classes without any ratings;
all other restrictions apply.
 

PENALTY : Player is out and ball is dead immediately and the bat is immediately removed form the game
and the bench area.

Additionally, the manager of the offending team is automatically ejected from the game.

 
Regards,
Dwayne Eades
Goshen Franchise Representative