INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (August 25, 2022) – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) announced that the Stinger Bat Company 33-inch model of the Missile II aluminum baseball bat, model number MISL2233, has been decertified.
The bat has been removed from the BBCOR Approved Bat List housed on the Washington State University Sports Science Laboratory website as well as the NCAA Approved Bat List and is not allowed for use in any NCAA baseball competition. The bat is also considered non-compliant pursuant to NFHS Baseball Rules 1-3-2d and 7-4-1a.
Team representatives are asked to check their team’s stock of bats and withhold the 33-inch length of the Missile II from use in competition, if the team is in possession of any. Other lengths of the Missile II remain certified and approved for play. NCAA conference administrators are asked to share this information with their umpires as well. If this bat is attempted to be used in competition, it should be considered an illegal bat and subject to NCAA Baseball Rules 1-12-b, (see the penalty section for procedures).
The NFHS said the manufacturer has the right to appeal this decision and that will be afforded promptly if requested.
Anyone with questions on this decision should contact Ben Brownlee (Playing Rules, email@example.com) or Greg Johnson (Public and Media Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org) at the NCAA or B. Elliot Hopkins, NFHS Baseball Rules Editor/National Interpreter (email@example.com), or the NFHS headquarters.
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