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What is Pinto Baseball?

The Pinto Division is designed to begin to teach players more solidified fundamentals while also giving them a more realistic feel for the rules of the game.  The primary goal of this division is still to make sure the players have a great time playing baseball.  It is designed for 7-8 year old players and the general rules are: 

  • Games are typically 6 innings long, with each inning ending when the fielding team gets three outs
  • Ten players are used in the field, with free substitutions allowed in all games
  • Each player must play a minumum of four innings in the field
  • All players are inserted into the batting order
  • Coaches pitch up to 8 pitches but batters CAN strike out; no tees are used
Click here for Field Prep Information on the Pinto Field

Pinto VP

For any questions about Pinto Baseball, please reach out to our Divisional VP.

Eric Goodman
[email protected]

Register for Pinto

2020 Spring/Summer Baseball

MBA offers a recreational baseball program for kids 5-15 years of age. Our program is based on the help of dozens of volunteers and is a nonprofit organization.  Our fields have been noted as some of the best in the region.  

-Registration opens January 1, 2020 and concludes around mid-March (or until we have no more openings).  
-Players are drafted in mid-March and practices begin soon after.
-There are roughly 2-3 practices per week (coaches discretion on dates/times) until the season starts.  Once games begin (approximately 15-18 games), practices will slow down slightly.
-The season typically ends around early July.

Players are eligible to enter into ONLY the division that aligns with their birthdate.  There are no exceptions.  A players age on August 31st, 2019 determines their division.  

Shetland:  5-6 years old (as of 8/31/2019) / typically pre-K and Kindergarten
Pinto:  7-8 years old (as of 8/31/2019) / typically 1st and 2nd grade
Mustang:  9-10 years old (as of 8/31/2019) / typically 3rd and 4th grade
Bronco:  11-12 years old (as of 8/31/2019) / typically 5th and 6th grade
Pony:  13-14 years old (as of 8/31/2019) / typically 7th and 8th grade
**note that birthday is used in all cases, not grade level

-As part of your fee, players will receive jersey pants, belt, jersey, and hat.
-Players will need to provide their own cleats, bat (USA bat only), batting gloves, helmet, glove.


Registration closes on 04/20/2020 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 03/20/2020 to 07/31/2020

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