Little League Baseball DIAMOND CHANGES!
POSTED: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 6:52pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:35pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Little League plans to add a new
baseball age division this year largely in hopes of keeping more
children and teens involved in the game.
The pilot program for 12- and 13-year-old players is designed to
ease the transition into playing on professional regulation-size
fields with pitching distances of 60 feet, 6 inches, and base paths
of 90 feet.
Currently, the Little League division mainly for 11- and
12-year-olds is played on a field with a 46-foot pitching distance
and 60-foot base paths.
The next level up mainly for 13- and 14-year-olds uses
The new baseball division announced Monday will use a 50-foot
pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. Little League will gauge
interest in the new division this season.