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NOTE: Marucci CAT5 33-inch baseball bat is non-compliant ...

TO: CIF SJS League & Conference Commissioners
CIF SJS School Athletic Directors
CIF SJS Baseball Coaches
NCOA Umpires

SUBJECT: URGENT - IMPORTANT NOTICE --- Decertification of 33-inch Marucci CAT5 baseball bat.

FROM:  Bill Swanson, NCOA Baseball Group Leader

The CIF State website has posted an important note concerning the decertification of 33-inch Marucci CAT5 bat.

For your convenience, here is the original CIF State Notice Link:http://www.cifstate.org/index.php/nfhs-ruls-interpretations

“The NFHS has been informed by the NCAA that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Marucci CAT5 33-inch model baseball bat.  Effective immediately and until further notice, this bat (Marucci CAT5 33" length) should be considered a non-compliant bat and subject to NFHS Baseball Rules 4-1-3b and 7-4-1a.”

Effective immediately and until further notice, these bats will not be allowed for use in any NFHS baseball competition.

League & Conference administrators are asked to immediately share this information with your Athletic Directors and Coaches.  Coaches are asked to check your team’s stock of bats and withhold these bats if your team is in possession of any.  

All NCOA Umpires will be notified via similar email and upcoming announcements at regular Monday meetings. 

If this bat is attempted to be used during competition, it should be considered an illegal bat and subject to NFHS Baseball Rules 4-1-3b and 7-4-1a.

Thank you for your cooperation and ensuring the safety of our sport and its student-athletes.


Bill Swanson
NCOA Baseball Group Leader

Marucci cat-5 33" bat

First game i've done this year, first bat I was asked to look at. Marucci cat-5. Good call Swanny.


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