Important Bat Standard Update for Slowpitch Players
VIERA, FL (October 30, 2019) USSSA-Slowpitch Announced today:
The current approved 1.20 “Thumbprint” stamp for USSSA Slowpitch Softball bats will NOW be LEGAL for USSSA play until January 1, 2023. USSSA has decided to move back the legal use date until 2023, to give players a longer useable period for currently owned and manufactured bats.Current stamp USSSA Bats will stop being produced by manufacturers no later than January 1, 2021. The New Stamp bats will have a higher starting compression and a higher passing compression of 240. This means you can use the current USSSA stamped bats with a lower failing compression of 220 for USSSA sanctioned events for another 3+ years.
Important Dates to know:
6/1/2020: Slow Pitch bats with new 2020 SP Mark Retail Release
- 1st day for retail launch. Bats can ship to dealers prior to date.
1/1/2023: Stop Grandfathering Bats for Slow Pitch
- 2014 Stamp will no longer be accepted on the Slow Pitch field of play.
We apologize for the delay in this information from prior news releases, but we wanted to ensure what we put out was valid information and would be deemed final!
HB Sports Inc.
- Christopher Bastien