Our Divisions

T-Ball:  For players League Age 4 and 5, T-Ball is where players learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding in a positive, non-competitive setting. Players hit a ‘softie’ baseball off a batting tee (no live pitching is permitted), and run on 50’ base paths. All players bat each inning – three outs does not end a half inning.  Games are 3 innings, subject to a 90 minute limit.  Emphasis is on teamwork and fundamentals.  One practice and one game per week, with games on Saturdays.  Practice and Game Fields: TBD for Spring 2012.

5 Pitch (Coach Pitch):  For players League Age 5 and 6, 5-Pitch is where players build on their basic hitting and fielding skills.   Live pitching of ‘softie’ baseballs by coaches is used, typically until after the 5th swing, at which point the player hits off a batting tee.  All players bat each inning – three outs does not end a half inning. No scores or team standings or statistics are kept.  Games are 3 innings, subject to a 90 minute limit.  Emphasis is on teamwork and building each player’s confidence and proficiency in baseball fundamentals.  One practice and one game per week, with games on Saturdays.  Practice and Game Fields: TBD for Spring 2012..

Minors (A) – Machine Pitch:  For players League Age 7 and 8, Machine Pitch is where players expand their hitting and fielding skills, and begin to focus on the rules and strategy of the game.   Live pitching by umpire-operated machine (from mound located 46’ feet from home plate) is used.  The entire roster bats continuously, and coaches may play as many as 11 players in the field.  No scores or team standings are kept.  One practice and one game per week (games are on the weekend).  Managers may schedule additional practices.  Practice and Game Fields: Stewart Park (some practices at Memorial Park).

Minors (AA):  For players League Age 7 through 10, the Rookies Division affords players an opportunity to transition from the lower Divisions into ‘kid pitch’ play.  Games are played on fields having 60’ base paths, and pitcher’s mounds located 46’ from home plate.  A 4-run per inning limit applies.  Games are 6 innings, subject to a 1 hour 40 minute drop dead time limit.  Scores as well as team standings and statistics are not necessarily kept during the regular season, but a competitive postseason is played.  AA players meeting League qualification requirements are eligible for All Star Tournament Team consideration.  One practice and one game per week, with games on Saturdays.  Managers may schedule additional practices. Practice and Game Field(s): Memorial Park.

Minors (AAA):  Traditional Little League Baseball for players League Age 8 through 11.  Games are played on fields having 60’ base paths, and pitcher’s mounds located 46’ from home plate.  A 4-run per inning limit applies until the final ‘open inning,’ where runs are not limited Neither lead-offs nor head-first sliding are permitted.  Games are 6 innings, subject to a 1 hour 30 minute limit (with the final open inning being declared at the umpire’s discretion at or after 90 minutes).  Scores as well as team standings and statistics are kept.  Season culminates in playoffs and a locally-televised City Championship Game. The City Champion or regular season Champion (as determined by the Commissioner before the season begins) earns a berth in the District 25 Tournament of Champions.  AAA players meeting League qualification requirements are eligible for All Star Tournament Team consideration.  One practice and one or two games per week, though Managers may schedule additional practices.  Practice and Game Fields: Memorial Park.

Majors:  Traditional Little League Baseball for players up to League Age 12.  Games are played on fields having 60’ base paths, and pitcher’s mounds located 46’ from home plate.  There are no per-inning scoring limits.  Games are 6 innings and are without a time limit unless to accommodate a make-up schedule.  Scores as well as team standings and statistics are kept.  Season culminates in playoffs and a locally-televised City Championship Game. The City Champion or regular season Champion (as determined by the Commissioner before the season begins) earns a berth in the District 25 Tournament of Champions.  Majors players meeting League qualification requirements are eligible for All Star Tournament Team consideration.  One practice and one or two games per week, though Managers may schedule additional practices. Practice and Game Fields: Memorial Park.

Intermediate, aka 50/70 (League Age 12 to 13):  Games are played on a modified baseball field using a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. This division provides an opportunity for players to transition incrementally from a 46/60 field to a full size 60/90 baseball field.  The pitching is more skilled, player development is more advanced, and position players are being taught advanced techniques to further their skills.  High school rules apply: lead-offs, balks, dropped third strikes, head-first slides, metal spikes, approved big barrel bats, all are legal.  Games are 7 innings, subject to a time limit as determined by the Commissioner.  Practice and Game Fields: Memorial Park.

Juniors (League Age 13 to 15):  Comparable to ‘major league baseball,’ Juniors teams play on full sized fields, with 90’ base paths and 60‘ 6” pitching distance.  High school rules apply: lead-offs, balks, dropped third strikes, head-first slides, metal spikes, approved big barrel bats, all are legal.  Games are 7 innings, subject to a time limit as determined by the Commissioner.  Juniors players meeting League qualification requirements are eligible for All Star Tournament Team consideration.  One practice and one or two games per week, though Managers may schedule additional practices.  Practice Fields: Clover Park, Memorial Park, Marine Park.  Game Fields: Clover Park.

Seniors (League Age 15 to 16): Same playing format and rules as the Juniors Division.  Season begins in May, after the high school baseball season has concluded.

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