SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The aluminum bats used by California’s high school baseball teams will have to meet new safety standards starting in January.
The changes announced Wednesday came after a 16-year-old pitcher from Marin County suffered a major head injury when he was hit in the head last March by a line drive off a metal bat.
Democratic Assemblyman Jared Huffman says he will withdraw his proposed two-year moratorium on non-wooden bats for high school baseball teams.
His bill, AB7, sought to ban both aluminum and composite bats until new safety standards were adopted.
The group that governs high school baseball says the composite bats that some high school teams use will also have to meet new national standards that were announced in July.
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