2014 BAPTIST ATHLETIC UNION
(Clarifications and proposed rule amendments)
Rule V (Exceptions and clarifications to NSA playing rules), Section A (Home Run Limit) has been modified to reflect no home run limit.
New Bylaw V.A
Rule V (Exceptions and clarifications to NSA playing rules), Section Q (Bat Equipment) is a new Bylaw reflecting the league’s restriction on bat equipment.
Q. Bat Equipment
Only single-wall, non-composite bats may be used in the
BAU. For the purposes of this rule, the
ASA approved bat equipment list will be used to deem whether a bat meets this
In addition to the approved equipment list, compression
testing may also be used to determine the legal status of a bat. This testing may be required before a bat’s
first use, as a part of mid-season testing or as a part of a formal protest.
The BAU may record information about tested bats to
associate the bat with a sponsoring church and bat owner.
The BAU may provide and apply an easily visible sticker
to tested conforming bats in an effort to make approved bats easy to identify
and also make untested bats easy to identify.
5. No illegal bats will be allowed in the confines of the playing area at any time. This includes the dugout, playing field, or any area inside the field’s fencing. One warning will be afforded to both teams in a game (meaning one warning warns both teams, not one warning per team). If an illegal bat remains in the playing area after a warning, the result will be a game forfeit (or double forfeit if each team is in violation).