NW Nations Tournament Baseball is not planning to make any changes to our bat standards.
NW Nations Baseball, like the majority of travel baseball associations around the United States, feels that the current BPF 1.15 standard is a near perfect competitive balance for defense and offense. Baseball played under this standard is among the safest of amateur sports and in our view a reduced performance bat standard will hurt overall participation in the game.
Regarding the new USA Baseball Bat Standard: Player safety is not a reason that the the new USA Bat Standard was developed according to the USA Baseball website.
Bats with the new USA Baseball stamp will be allowed for NW Nations play for teams that choose to use them.