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    Default Middle School Bat Size and Rules

    Does anyone know what type and size bat that is required for middle school?
    Big barrel? -3, -5,-whatever? and for high school too. Is middle school baseball govern by the khsaa? Or by the conference they play in? Anyone want to respond?

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    I believe it's the same as high school, -3.

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    The KHSAA has know rullings over middle school. Unless your middle school league has some rules you can use what ever bat you want. Most of the middle schools use big barrels and they can weigh from -10 to -3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niner View Post
    The KHSAA has know rulings over middle school. Unless your middle school league has some rules you can use what ever bat you want. Most of the middle schools use big barrels and they can weigh from -10 to -3.
    .... It's usually a preference choice, by the MS Coaching Staff. There are no barrel diameter and weight difference regulations.

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    Normally local umpires work the games and most schools adopt the NFHS standards, if not they should.

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    Our head coach said today that -8.5 was the size limit on middle school baseball. I'm not sure if thats our limit or where it came from but thats
    what we are going by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20ROOK View Post
    Our head coach said today that -8.5 was the size limit on middle school baseball. I'm not sure if thats our limit or where it came from but thats
    what we are going by.
    It's the preference of your Coach.

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    I think so as well, but obviously someone told him 8.5. I'll find out where his info came from for sure. We have to purchase some new bats just for Middle School. This is our first year at Owen Co. to have a Middle School team. A step in the right direction for our new Head Coach. These kids are so small, thers no way they can swing a -3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20ROOK View Post
    I think so as well, but obviously someone told him 8.5. I'll find out where his info came from for sure. We have to purchase some new bats just for Middle School. This is our first year at Owen Co. to have a Middle School team. A step in the right direction for our new Head Coach. These kids are so small, thers no way they can swing a -3.
    Generally, some transition to -8's in Middle School and some, prefer -3's.

    Coaching philosophy will vary, saying they need to get adjusted to -3's and others, prefer playing with -8's, to help with bat speed and reduce incorrect swing habits.