MBL and MBT, which run the leagues that all Burnsville Traveling Baseball teams play in, have announced bat rules for the 2016 season, and no changes have been made from last year.
Bats with a barrel size of 2 1/4" can have an unlimited weight differential, and bats with a barrel size between 2 1/2" and the max of 2 3/4" must have a -10 differential or less (i.e. 30” length and 20.0 oz. weight).
In the 10- to 14-year-old age group, big-barrel bats must have the NEW USSSA-Approved 1.15 BPF stamp, Babe Ruth-Approved 1.15 BPF stamp or BBCOR stamp on the taper.
For small-barrel bats (2 1/4"), 10- to 13-year-olds can use all of the above stamps and can also use bats that have the old USSSA-Approved 1.15 mark, or it can have any 1.15 stamp on the bat.
15-year-olds must use a BBCOR bat (Batted Ball Coefficient or Restitution).
Elections were held this week, and the following parent volunteers were chosen to serve as your 2016 Burnsville Traveling Baseball Board of Directors:
Tim Burns (majors director), Teresa Christenson (secretary), Brook Dawson (tournament director), Tim Hull (treasurer), Dave Limberg (vice president), Mark Nesvig (president) and Nikki Saf-Sanders (minors director).
Board meetings are held monthly throughout the year and are open to the public. Dates and times of the meetings will be posted each month on the BTB website's master calendar.
There is a public forum at the start of every meeting, but if you'd like to attend a meeting to address a specific issue, please
at least 48 hours in advance so we can add the item to the agenda.
Board meeting minutes will also be posted on the BTB website each month.
Don't forget: Winter clinic registration is open now, and spots are limited. Registration for the 2016 season opens January 3, and mandatory tryouts are scheduled for March 15, 19 and 20. Go to www.burnsvilletravelingbaseball.com for more information.