Program Info

Seattle PONY Baseball & Softball is organized into divisions spanning a two-year age range. Baseball divisions play modified Major League Baseball rules, except where superceded by PONY Baseball or Seattle PONY Baseball rules, with the size of the diamond expanding as children advance in age and skills. Girls Fastpitch Softball plays modified ASA rules. Umpires officiate games in all divisions with the exception of Shetland and Pinto.

PONY Baseball Rulebook

Major Leage Baseball Rules

See Seattle PONY division rules for further information.

    Shetland Division

  • T-ball for boys and girls ages 4-6
  • Teammate or team requests okay
  • One day per week, usually Saturday, for practice and games
  • Usually takes place at Washington Park Fields
  • Emphasis is on fun, learning basic throwing, catching, and hitting skills
  • Commissioner: Ted Perkins (shetland@spbpony.org)

    Pinto Division

  • Coach-pitch baseball for boys and girls ages 7-8
  • Teammate or team requests okay
  • Two days per week, one weekday practice and Saturday game
  • Usually takes place at Colman Field
  • A fun, instructional experience using a soft-core ball; everyone hits and positions rotate
  • Commissioner: Cory Albright (pinto@spbpony.org)
  • Pinto Rules

    Mustang Division

  • Kid pitch baseball for boys and girls ages 9-10
  • Teams evenly formed based on required skills assessment
  • Three days per week, including one weekday practice, one weekday game (usually Tuesday or Thursday), and one Saturday game
  • Usually takes place at Miller Playfields with 60-foot basepaths, 46-foot pitching distance
  • Fun, competitive baseball experience, with umpires, and introduction of modified stealing rules
  • No regular season records are kept, season ending two-week tournament
  • Commissioner: Keri Read (mustang@spbpony.org)
  • Mustang Rules

    Bronco Division

  • Kid pitch baseball for boys and girls ages 11-12
  • Teams evenly formed based on required skills assessment
  • Three days per week, including one weekday practice, one weekday game (usually Wednesday or Thursday), and one Saturday game
  • Usually takes place at Washington Park Playfields with 70-foot basepaths, 50-foot pitching distance
  • Fun, competitive baseball experience, with umpires, with leadoffs and base stealing permitted
  • Season-ending two-week tournament based on team records
  • Commissioner: Zak Rosencrantz (bronco@spbpony.org)
  • Bronco Rules

    Pony (Cascade Division)

  • Kid pitch baseball for boys and girls ages 13-14
  • Participation in a county-wide league, competing against teams from Mountlake Terrace to Kirkland
  • Olympic team playing level for all-star our tournament-team caliber players, with the highest commitment level
  • Cascade team playing level for players who love to play and want to further develop their skills
  • Twice-a-week off-season practices begin in January/February and run through April
  • Teams play 20-30 games between April and mid-June, with the home field usually at Judkins Playfield
  • Usually coached by non-volunteer coaches
  • Commissioner: Andrei Saar (pony@spbpony.org)

    Softball Division

  • Fast pitch softball for girls ages 7-12
  • Three days per week, including one weekday for practice, one weekday game, and one weekend game
  • Usually takes place at Washington Park Playfields or at other league locations
  • Fun, instructional experience with a focus on learning the game from the basics to more advanced play
  • Commissioner: Bob Duffy (softball@spbpony.org)

PONY Baseball League Age Key for 2018

 

Division Age Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pony  14  2004  2004  2004  2004  2004  2004  2004  2004  2003  2003  2003  2003
 13  2005  2005  2005  2005  2005  2005  2005  2005  2004  2004  2004  2004
Bronco  12  2006  2006  2006  2006  2006  2006  2006  2006  2005  2005  2005  2005
 11  2007  2007  2007  2007  2007  2007  2007  2007  2006  2006  2006  2006
Mustang  10  2008  2008  2008  2008  2008  2008  2008  2008  2007  2007  2007  2007
 9  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2008  2008  2008  2008
Pinto  8  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2009  2009  2009  2009
 7  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2010  2010  2010  2010
Shetland  6  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2011  2011  2011  2011
 5  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012  2012  2012  2012
 4  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2013  2013  2013  2013