The 33″/30 ounce Marucci Cat 5 BBCOR has been decertified by the NCAA.
No other sizes or models are affected by this ruling. No word on what Marucci will do to compensated customers who purchased 33 inch Cat 5 BBCOR bats for NCAA play.
Below is the NCAA release regarding the ruling.
VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
February 17, 2012
TO: Head Baseball Coaches, Conference Commissioners, Compliance Officers
and Coordinators of Umpires.
FROM: Jeff Hurd, chair
Baseball Rules Committee.
SUBJECT: Decertification of 33-inch Marucci CAT5 bat.
This memo serves as the NCAA’s official notice that the decertification process
has been triggered for the Marucci CAT5 33-inch model. Effective immediately
and until further notice, these bats will not be allowed for use in any NCAA
For ease of reference, a photo of the bat is below:
Team representatives are asked to check your team’s stock of bats and withhold
these bats if your team is in possession of any. Conference administrators are
asked to share this information with your umpires as well. If this bat is attempted
to be used during competition, it should be considered an illegal bat and subject to
NCAA Baseball Rule 1-12-b, (see the penalty section for procedures).
For any questions on this decision, please contact Ty Halpin (Playing Rules,
email@example.com) or Cameron Schuh (Public and Media Relations,
firstname.lastname@example.org) at the NCAA.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
cc: Mr. Gene McArtor
Baseball Rules Committee
Selected NCAA Staff Members