BOSL EQUIPMENT – 2017 (Last updated, March 22, 2017)
BOSL is once again an ASA Bat Organization for 2017.
All bats must be approved by the BOSL executive prior to use in our league. When they are approved they will have a sticker attached. If no sticker is attached the bat is not to be used under any circumstance until approved. Please note that we go by the ASA Standards and not the USSSA Standards.
For those with bats that still need to be stickered you can check the schedule anytime for team BOHC to find out where John Andersen is playing if you do happen to get a new bat that needs to be assessed.
Only “new” bats or bats that had stickers fall off will need to be registered. If you have a RED league sticker on your bat already, all is well.
All 2012 USSSA Bats marked with the “NEW (1.20 BPF) USSSA STAMP ON THE TAPER OF THE BAT” will be allowed in the SPN program.
ALL new bats manufactured after January 1, 2012 “MUST CARRY THE NEW USSSA STAMP”.
SPN will also continue to use the 2000, 2004 ASA and ISF stamps and the Non Approved Bat List
If an illegal bat is used the player is an automatic out and the result of the play is not allowed. The bat will then be confiscated by the umpire and not returned until the game is complete. If the same player uses another illegal bat in the same game he is ejected from the game and will face the Disciplinary Committee. If the player uses the same bat again, in a different game then he will be ejected from the game and face the Disciplinary Committee.
The BOSL requires all Players to wear an official team shirt and grey baseball pants or grey baseball shorts during all League games. Non-playing Managers are asked to wear their team shirts during games. With their paid registration fee, Players and Managers will be provided with an official team shirt and hat. Players are responsible for acquiring their own grey baseball pants, grey baseball shorts, socks, baseball shoes*, etc.
*Metal spiked shoes are not allowed in our League.
BOSL Uniform Policy:
- All BOSL Players must wear a league issued jersey, a league issued ball cap (or no ball cap) and either grey baseball pants or grey baseball shorts when participating in regular season and tournament games. Note, grey baseball pants/shorts with pin stripes will be permitted. During inclement weather (i.e. rain, cold early May nights), jackets/rain pants will be allowed.
- Upon approval by a player’s team captain(s) in conjunction with the Board of Directors, an occasional exemption may be granted where all other reasonable attempts to conform with the league’s Uniform Policy have been exhausted. Generally-speaking, only exceptions related to sizing issues of pants/shorts will be considered. Requests related to non-league ball caps, other forms of headwear, non-grey pants/shorts or requests that are personal preference in nature, etc., will not be considered.
- The Uniform Policy will be enforced at the Captain level. They will have the authority to sit an out-of-uniform player until such a time that the player is fully compliant with the league’s Uniform Policy. A player found to be regularly out of uniform may be subject to the league’s disciplinary process.
Trapper gloves will be allowed at first base, catcher and pitcher positions only.
Metal spiked shoes are not allowed. (Soccer or multi cleat rubber shoes are allowed).
Home plate will be wooden and will be 24 inches wide by 36 inches long.
A hammer for base pegs and a 65 foot rope marked for pitchers mound and bases are located in our equipment bins at the diamonds. Regarding the ropes that are in the bins -- the entire rope is 65 feet long (i.e. the length of our bases) - So use the entire rope to measure the bases. The two knots in the rope are for the pitching distance. There is a knot at 50 feet and another at 60 feet. You measure the distance to the pitchers lines from the front of home plate.
Two regulation bases plus a safety base are also in the equipment bins. The white safety base will be in fair territory, the orange base in foul territory.
Players who wish to wear a baseball helmet for safety reasons, either at the plate or in the field, will be permitted to do so provided that the helmet has a CSA or equivalent sticker and is an actual “baseball” batting or coaching helmet (i.e. hockey helmets, bicycle helmets, etc., are not permitted).