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The Easton Lock & Load non-wood bat has been approved for play in high school varsity competition. Due to fact that the NCAA does not allow the bat to be used by their member institutions, the “BBCOR .50” certification mark will not be present on the barrel of the bat. In fact, except the manufacturer’s graphics, this bat will be devoid of any certification nomenclature.
By NFHS on November 22, 2016
The NFHS Baseball Rules Committee and the NFHS Board of Directors believe there are areas of the game of interscholastic baseball that need to be addressed and given special attention. These areas of concern are often cyclical, some areas need more attention than others, and that is why they might appear in the rules book for consecutive editions. These concerns are identified as “Points of Emphasis.” For the 2017 high school baseball season, attention is being called to: correct use of NFHS Authenticated Mark Program baseballs, umpires asking assistance from his partner on a call, positioning of team personnel and legal slides. When a topic is included in the Points of Emphasis, these topics are important enough to reinforce throughout the academic year because they are not being given the proper attention.