Our business is to promote the sport of baseball and keep it inexpensive. After a dialog with our coaches and partners Long Island Hot Stove Baseball has decided to accept both the new USA Bat and the USSSA Bat Performance Standards for ages 7u through 12U in 2018. We strongly advise anyone looking to purchase a new bat to buy one with the new USABat stamp. The MLB and USA Baseball have put a lot of resources behind the new USA Bat Standard, as it is in the best interest for youth baseball. LI HOT STOVE will support these efforts and will also continue to work closely with all local baseball programs.