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May 20, 2013
jerseyjoe285
4 posts
Illegal bat
I purchased a Lousiville Z-2000 End-loaded bat Model SB13ZAE 27 oz and NOW I have been told that the bat is ILLEGAL for use in the over 60 Senior League it has the ASA 2004 certified stamp on the barrel and the 1.20 BPF stamp on the handle. Can anyone tell me why if at all this bat has been put on the illegal bat list and if so where can I find this list. I paid good money for this bat and now its a PAPERWEIGHT?
May 20, 2013
BudLeftField
64 posts
It sounds like your senior league uses single-wall bats only. If this is the case ,the bat would be illegal. It would be legal down here in Florida or in any state that allows double-wall or composite bats. If you play tournament ball , you can use it. I believe there are also some single-wall bats that are considered too hot for some senior leagues. That might also apply to your league. Hope this info helps. Good luck.
May 20, 2013
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
not sure why......as it is a legal bat...maybe a local rule.......
May 20, 2013
jerseyjoe285
4 posts
They are saying that the balanced Z-2000 is legal but the end-loaded ISNT I believe they are both double wall
May 20, 2013
Omar Khayyam
1004 posts
jerseyjoe285, your last statement is puzzling. Our league doesn't allow any double-wall until you are 70 (because of older players in the league). Makes it easy to determine: no double-wall (or composite) until you are 70 (composite only for 75). Always good to check with league commissioner/directors/written rules/other players/etc. before buying anything other than a single wall.
May 20, 2013
jerseyjoe285
4 posts
That's the issue here I checked before I bought the Z-2000 end-load bat and they said it was legal NOW they are saying its not but the balanced Z-2000 Is legal Im just looking for a reason for the difference they are both double wall. It has all the offical markings on it 2004 ASA certified and 1.20 BPF. I just thought someone would know why it was banned and not the balanced one.
May 20, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
This makes no sense. Ask for an explanation and also ask for a list of banned bats. Ask the guy who first told you it was ok why it now isn't. My guess is that they may ban all endloaded, but I have never heard of a league doing that. Appeal the ruling to the pres. of league. Weird??
May 20, 2013
Omar Khayyam
1004 posts
They have observed that guys swinging the end load bats hit farther. They would be better off banning the 200 pound+ guys that can handle the end load!:)
May 21, 2013
jerseyjoe285
4 posts
Thanks for all the responses, I did take your advice and I appealed it to the League Commissioner and was advice that my bat was legal but the issue was with another model number Z-2000 bat so I'm all good to go thanks again. I even called the USSSA office and was told ANY bat bearing the 1.20 BPF sticker is LEGAL. Im 6'1 213 LOL maybe they were intimated. So answer is the Louisville Slugger End Loaded 27 oz Model SB13ZAE is LEGAL in ASA play.
May 21, 2013
Omar Khayyam
1004 posts
jerseyjoe285, good for you for pursuing it. Lots of times, a polite inquiry to decision-makers where there is discussion and facts are laid out, can resolve what seems an odd ruling.
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