|The Juniors division is the next step up after the Majors division. The base paths are 80 feet long and the pitching mound is 53 ft from home plate. The Juniors outfield is naturally larger and some parks have the home run fence at 250 ft. Lead offs are allowed, and the bat size is bigger. Games in Juniors are played at parks across the North Shore and the schedule is organized at the District 5 level.
|Grade 7/8/9 (baseball age 13 and 14)
|Most games are played at Kirkstone Park, away games can be at Ambleside or Brennan parks.
|Juniors teams play twice per week. The schedule will vary from week to week to allow all teams to play one another. The Juniors schedule is provided by District 5 administrator. Rained out games are rescheduled.
|Juniors teams practice once per week. Teams in this division may also book sessions in the Myrtle Park batting cage.
|Teams are made up of 11-13 players. Assessments are not used for this division. Teams are formed via a draft process to try to build balanced teams. As a result friend requests can only be considered in extreme circumstances. If you have a specific player request, please contact the player agent prior to the draft.
|Juniors players receive a team jersey and baseball cap which must be worn to all games. Players return their jersey at the end of the season, but get to keep their cap.
It shall not be more than 34″ inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30″) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end.
NOTE 1: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.
NOTE 2: Also, permitted for the Junior League Division are bats meeting the BBCOR performance standard, and so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark.
|Juniors teams may call up players from Majors according to their own league call up policy. For MSLL that means a player may be called up a max of 2 times per team and must be on the call up list that was provided to coaches.
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