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Many of the bats allowed in travel ball competition are not compliant with the USABat standard and may not be used in PONY league and tournament play.
In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball adopted the USA Baseball bat standard (USABat) on January 1, 2018. Except for -3 (BBCOR certified), all other 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" barrel bats with a minus factor of (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play.
Click this link for complete information about he USA Baseball bat standard on the PONY National website. https://www.pony.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1231472
For assistance see a local sporting goods store like our long time league sponsors Play It Again Sports in Soquel. https://www.playitagainsports-soquel.com/ Bottom line is that bats MUST HAVE THE USA BAT STICKER to be allowed in PONY.
For a complete approved bats list see https://usabat.com
The mission of Mid-County PONY baseball is to provide a safe environment in which to instill life skills including good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, respect and a sense of teamwork within the context of competitive baseball. In making decisions, the Mid-County PONY community will put the physical and moral welfare of our players first.
Mid-County PONY is a recreational baseball league for 13 and 14 year olds and under (age as of August 31, 2019) in the Live Oak, Capitola, Soquel and Aptos areas.