Here's what you need to know:
The SD AA Baseball League will no longer allow bats that are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp. They will need the USA Baseball stamp.
SD AA Bat Regulations
12u & Younger: up to a -13 drop and 2 1/4 or 2 5/8in barrel
13u - 13/14u: up to a -9 drop and 2 5/8in barrel
14U: In order to better transition to the upcoming -3 ounce BBCOR bat which all players will swing the following year, as well as keep your bat legal for all out-of-state tournaments, it is the recommendation of YBA that a bat for 14U be not lighter than -5 ounces with barrel not being larger than 2 5/8 inches in diameter.
15u -16u: -3 drop and BBCOR 2 5/8 in barrel
Legion and Jr Legion: -3 drop and BBCOR 2 5/8 in barrel
Bats marked with the new USA Baseball stamp are now available for purchase.
The Lancer Baseball program will again be offering academy options during the offseason months for area middle school and high school age baseball players. The Mount Marty Baseball Academy will focus on fundamental skill development of defensive, hitting, and pitching. The mission of the Mount Marty Baseball Academy is to provide high school and middle school age players and opportunity to develop baseball skills during the offseason. The Mount Marty Baseball Academy will provide three different sessions.
The first session will be comprised of fifteen training session dates running on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings starting at 7pm from August 29 to October 17. Cost for this session is $150 (equals $10 a session) with potential training locations of Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium and the Lancer Gym on the campus of Mount Marty College. This session also has a one day a week option at the cost of $100. Single date drop-in can be done at $20 per session, but must be pre-approved by lead instructor and assistant Mount Marty Baseball coach Josh Teichroew. This session is open to middle school and high school age baseball players. Dates for this session: Aug. 29, Sept. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, Oct. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17.