PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE enable the high school and beginning college player to fine tune their skills before advancing into open competition. PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE Baseball is for players 18 and under (minimum age 15). PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE Girls Softball is for players 18 and under (minimum age 4).

Where a sufficient number of Baseball players are available, division of the talent into COLT 16U™ LEAGUES, for players 16 and under (minimum age 13) and 18 and under (minimum age 15) for 18 and under (minimum age 15) provides for more individualized instruction and increases actual playing opportunity for the younger age players.

These leagues introduce the players to the regulation Baseball and Girls Softball diamonds and pitching distances.

Local Baseball leagues have the opportunity to divide players into Colt and Palomino play, or to combine those age groups into a single local league subject to the approval of the Division Director. Separate tournament play is conducted for COLT 16U™ LEAGUE and PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE.

Players may not play on more than one tournament team in the same season.

Designed for the aspiring amateur to hone and display his skills, PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE enables these young adults to pit their skills against players from other areas and to display their talents for review by collegiate recruiters and professional scouts.

PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE Baseball and Girls Softball are exciting, top notch sports that provides a fitting showcase for the talent developed in your community.

PALOMINO BASEBALL FIELD SPECIFICATIONS AND DIMENSIONS

BASES: 90 feet
PITCHING: 60 feet, six inches

FAIR PLAY AREA: Within the first base and third base foul lines and a fence or marked line 300 feet from home plate. A ball hit beyond that distance on the fly will be a home run. A minimum home run distance of 250 feet or a maximum of 350 feet will be recognized, with the recommendation that the home run distance be 300 feet at the foul lines and 350 feet in center field to a six or eight foot barrier wherever possible.

BASES, PLATES: The home plate, pitcher’s rubber and the bases shall be official size as used in regulation baseball.

PITCHING MOUND: Shall be raised by a gradual slope to a height of ten inches above the level of home plate and the base paths.

RESTRAINING LINE: Located along first base, beginning 45 feet from home base and extending three feet beyond the first and second base line. The line, paralleling the first base foul line and extending three feet (36 inches) into foul territory, shall be marked with chalk or other white material two inches wide.

DISTANCE TO BACKDROP: Recommended distance from home plate to the backstop is 50 feet.

CATCHER’S BOX: By local option, the catcher’s box may be rectangular in shape 43 inches wide and eight feet deep from the point of home plate or it may be triangular in shape extending eight feet from the rear of home plate, being a continuation of the foul lines, in which case the line closest to the backstop shall be 16 feet in length.

FIELD DIMENSIONS DRAWING:

PALOMINO FAST PITCH SOFTBALL FIELD SPECIFICATIONS AND DIMENSIONS

BASES: 60 feet

PITCHING: 43 feet

RECOMMENDED FENCES: 175 feet to 200 feet

FIELD DIMENSIONS DRAWING:

PALOMINO SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL FIELD SPECIFICATIONS AND DIMENSIONS

BASES: 65 feet

PITCHING: 50 feet

RECOMMENDED FENCES: 175 feet to 200 feet

FIELD DIMENSIONS DRAWING: