Saturday, February 23, 2013


Little League International in launching a new product which is for 11 to 13 year old baseball players. This offering is named Intermediate league which is trying to fill a gap between the smaller Major's field to the larger Junior's field. Little League's market share has had some difficulties competing with Travel baseball during this transition age so they have design this product with hopes of retaining kids.

13 Nevada county Little League baseball players and 3 coaches from 3 area leagues will be participating in the Intermediate division in its first season of play. The local leagues which have players on the roster are Penn Valley, Nevada City as well as Bear River as are the coaches.

Click here if you would like to know more about this division.

The game is played where the pitching rubber is 50 feet away from the plate and the base paths are 70 feet long. The pitchers will learn how to throw out of the stretch when a runner is on base due to the runner may lead off. This is a full rules baseball league just like juniors but on a slightly smaller field.

The Nevada county team does not have a name as of yet but they do have a field in Penn Valley. The team holds practice on Sundays for a few hours where the coaches must bring the players up to speed on the rules of the Intermediate division.

The newly-created Little League Intermediate 50/70 Baseball Division World Series will play its inaugural tournament in Livermore, Calif., July 30-to-Aug. 5, at Max Baer Park, home of Granada Little League.

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