Decertification of 34-inch Marucci CAT5 Squared Bat and 33- and 34-inch Marucci Black Bats

(Updated 1/7/18)

USA Baseball has advised us that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has provided official notice that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Marucci CAT5 Squared 34-inch model bat and the Marucci Black 33- and 34-inch bats. Effectively immediately, these bats (Marucci CAT5 Squared 34-inch length and the Marucci Black 33- and 34-inch lengths) should be considered non-compliant and subject to Junior and Senior League Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d) and the USABat Standard.

Please note that under the USABat Standard that went into effect on January 1, 2018, BBCOR certified bats are no longer permitted for use in the Junior League Baseball division.