The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division was introduced in January, 2010, as a pilot program for 12- and 13-year olds which utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. The division , which was a new division of Little League Baseball in 2013 for players league age 11-13 with post season tournament opportunities, including a World Series, offers a transition for players between the standard Little League sized field (46/60) and the Junior/Senior sized field (60’6″/90).
Regular season players in Little League Intermediate 50/70 Baseball Division have the opportunity to dual roster, this means that he/she can play in the Little League Major Baseball Division during the same season. Achieving tournament eligibility is possible in either division, as long as player has met eligibility requirements, but a player must choose one division of play to participate in during tournament season.
Did you know?
Did you know that the Intermediate Division (50/70) baseball is as much about expanded rules as it is about expanded field dimensions? However, it is the expanded baseball rules in this division that take the players to the next level of competition.
The expanded rules that allow for faster and more dynamic play include:
- Lead offs and pick offs allowed
- When balks are called, all base runners advance
- Pitchers are allowed 95 pitches per day
- A standard game is 7 innings
- Double headers are permitted
- The on deck position is utilized
- Once a pitcher is removed from the mound, as long as the pitcher remains in the game at a different position, the pitcher may return to the mound as a pitcher later in the game
The cost of registering for an additional division is only $ 50.00
This division has its own dedicated post season which culminates at a World Series currently played in California. Atlee Little League has had some very good success in the past four seasons in post season play. Two teams have won districts, advancing to state tournament and one other reached the district championship game only to fall just short. We ware proud of our players success in this division.