(Washington, Pennsylvania, December 17, 2014) - Effective immediately PONY has decided to revert to their 2014 rule for bats in Pony League (14U) only. This year the Board of Directors discussed changing the bat rule for Pony League (14U) to only a -3 BBCOR baseball bat. After lengthy discussions with our Field Staff and membership it was determined to continue to allow the use of the -3, -5, -7 and -9 in Pony League regular season and tournament play.
There is and continues to be an emphasis on the safety of our players. Many felt that the -3 bat was a significant deterrent to successful participation in Pony League. There is a vast array of maturation between 11 and 14 and the best solution was to allow all Pony League players to use the same bats as last year.
“After attending our Zone, Regional and League Presidents meetings there was a ground swell of interest in returning the bat rule for Pony League to its original status in 2015,” stated Abraham Key, President and CEO.