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Pony Division Description

PONY DIVISION (14U)

Ages 13-14 by April 30th of the current year OR currently enrolled in 7th/8th Grade.

* MLBA recommends that if a player has played two (2) years in a division then register for the next older division.


*Exception for 2019: 
12 year olds with Summer birthdays (May-Aug) may register to play Pony. This is recommended if player wants to be considered for placement on the 13U PONY World Series Travel team.

Purpose
Pony division continues maturing player's development in the complete game of baseball. The diamond is extended to 80 feet bases / 54 feet pitching mound.

Format

  • Pony division continues to incorporate a larger field and introduce players to the full game of baseball in a competitive environment that supports the recreational approach of the Mt Lebanon Baseball Association. 
  • Teams are comprised of players from throughout the district. 
  • End-of-season playoffs for all teams.
  • Middle School Challenge Games allow Jefferson and Mellon players to compete against each other.
  • Player evaluations are required with a Draft to form equitable teams.
  • Additional games are played against other South Hills Pony teams, when possible.

Equipment / Uniform

  • Each player receives a jersey and hat. Baseball pants and rubber/molded plastic cleats are recommended.
  • Players should have their own baseball glove.
  • Batting helmets are supplied. Personal helmets may be used. All bats must have a USABat stamp or sticker or be BBCOR certified.

Season

  • Program runs approximately April 1st thru early to mid-June.
  • Player evaluations/Draft in mid-March
  • 10-12 Games with additional practices and playoffs.
  • Games/practices are held 2-3 times per week.
  • Weekday events are scheduled for 6pm or later. Weekend event times vary.

FRIDAY NIGHT FEATURE GAMES!

MLBA Pony Division Baseball invites EVERYONE to join us for Pony Baseball at Jefferson Pony Field on Friday evenings at 6:00 PM.  Friday Feature Games will include a fired-up grill, sandwiches, and sodas at no charge.

2018 MLBA Pony Commissioners: TBD

The MLBA relies on volunteer parents for almost all of the functions and operations of the leagues and we are very grateful for the time and effort that so many people contribute.  Even if you cannot make all of the games or practices we encourage you to offer whatever assistance you can to the team managers.

Mt. Lebanon Baseball Association

 
   
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