Pony Division (13U & 14U)


The Pony division is the transition league that takes players from the "kid" leagues to "young adult" status. It permits a player to play on a diamond tailored to his size and capability rather than being moved to one with twice the playing area in a single year. Pony is specifically designed for the player in those very formative early-teen years. 


With bases set 80 feet apart and pitchers throwing from 54 feet, Pony athletes play one of the most fascinating games in all of youth baseball. Well beyond the beginners stage, they have mastered all but the finest points of technique and strategy and can play the game with a skill comparable to that of older players, if you let them play it on a field specifically designed to match their physical limitations.


Pony Division Rules

 
Minimum Play
 
Each player present in uniform at the start of the game must play at least 4 innings defensively in a regular seven inning game. With the exception of the pitcher, teams are allowed free substitution on defense.
 
Pitching
 
A pitcher is not allowed to pitch more than 3 innings per day or game or to pitch more than 5 innings total on two consecutive days. If more than three innings are pitched on day one, there must be one calendar day rest period before pitching again. A pitcher may not pitch more than 8 innings per week, the week starting 12:01 a.m. Monday and ending midnight Sunday. In all cases, one pitch constitutes an inning. For make-up games, pitching restrictions that would have applied on the original date of the scheduled game no longer apply. Pitching restrictions in effect at the time of the make-up game apply.
 
Pinch Runners
 
In the event of an injury, the player making the last batted out shall serve as a substitute runner.
 
Bat Regulations
 
Bats for Pony may not exceed 34 inches in length and may not exceed 2 3/4" inches in barrel diameter. The weight differential (i.e., drop) may not exceed -8. Metal and alloy bats must have a BPF of 1.15 or less. Composite barreled bats meeting these requirements will be allowed if they are approved for Little League play as evidenced by a stamp on the bat. All bats meeting BBCOR standards are allowed. Wood bats meeting the length and width requirement are allowed.
 
Miscellaneous
 
(a) Slaughter Rule.
 
If a team is leading by ten or more runs after at least five innings (4 ½ innings if the home team is leading), the game is over.
 
(b) Game Length.
 
7 innings.
 
(c) Time Limits.
 
No new inning may begin more than two and one half hours after the official start of the game even if it is the last game of the day and there is no game scheduled on the same field after the current game. The umpire determines the official time a game begins. The time limit shall not include weather related delays. 

Raam Jani

League Rep, Pony