06/25/2019 9:42 AM
For those who don’t know me, my name is Ben Pinczewski and I am the Executive Director of the Borough Cup.
I’m writing today regarding changes to our Bat Rules for 2019. Earlier this year, we made a soft announcement via Social Media stating that the U8 through U12 age groups would be transitioning to the Aluminum USA Bat Guidelines. While there was excitement about the change from organizations, we also received many messages advocating for this unique element to stay the way it was.
As a tournament for New York City first and foremost, your opinions will always be of great importance to us. With our expanding partnership with USA Baseball (More News Coming!), supporting this new initiative is a top priority, but we don’t want the Borough Cup’s identity to be lost entirely. Therefore, we have decided to find a middle ground by only making our Little League Divisions (U8, U9, & U10) adhere to the USA BAT GUIDELINES. All other Divisions (U11, U12, U13/14, & U15/16) will remain WOOD BAT ONLY.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]
Executive Director, Borough Cup