League Rules

Changes for the Fall

#1 For baseball and WeeBall, and in keeping with changes being instituted in both PONY and Little League internationally, the age cut-off has been moved to August 31st. This will primarily impact players with birthdays in May, June, July and August. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this rule change, please email agechange@ohysaboard.org.

#2 For baseball only, we will be adopting CenTex Series baseball bat restrictions - the primary change is as noted below.

1) For playing ages 8 and under- The maximum diameter shall not exceed two and five eighths (2-5/8”) inches. All bats larger in diameter than two and one quarter (2 ¼) inches must be "equal to or heavier" than minus 10 (- 10) for U5 thru U8. For example: -10, -9, -8, -7, -6 or -5 are acceptable length to weight ratio’s whereas -11, - 12 and -13 would not.

2) For playing ages 9 and older- The maximum diameter shall not exceed two and three quarters (2 ¾”) inches. All bats larger in diameter than two and one quarter (2 ¼) must be labeled with either a BBCOR or 1.15BPF stamp.

OHYSA is aware of, and monitoring, the USAbat standards being implemented by youth leagues beginning in 2018, but has made no changes regarding them at this time.