USA Softball, the certification body used by NFHS Softball to approve bats, has informed us that a bat has been placed into the market that bears the USA Certification mark, but has not completed the certification process. The manufacturer is Data Driven Athletics, and the bat model is PI 3.14159. Photos of the bat are shown below for reference.
Until bats are certified by USA Softball, they are not compliant for use under NFHS softball rules.
I know some will say that we don’t check equipment and that’s true. However, in this case during the pregame walk around the field, if you see the bat, let the coach know that it’s non-compliant. Better to be taken care of before the game than have it come into the batter’s box.