GOLDEN EAGLE PONY BASEBALL PINTO DIVISION is an instructional league to teach eight and under players the fundamentals of baseball and incorporates a combination of player pitch and coach pitch (after four balls) throughout the season.
PINTO DIVISION FIELD SPECIFICATIONS, DIMENSIONS, AND GOLDEN EAGLE PONY BASEBALL GAME RULES:
BASES: 60 feet
PITCHING: 40 feet
FAIR PLAY AREA: Within the first base and third base foul lines and a fence or marked line 150 feet from home plate. A ball hit beyond that distance on the fly will be a home run. A minimum home run distance of 125 feet or a maximum of 200 feet will be recognized, with the recommendation that the home run distance be 150 feet at the foul lines and 200 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 four inches above the level of home plate and the base paths.
INNINGS PLAYED: 6
TIME (No new inning after): 1:45 minutes
DROP DEAD TIME (only on days when another game follows): 2 hours
DEFENSIVE RULE: All players must rotate to at least two (2) different fielding positions with at least one (1) inning in the outfield and one (1) inning in the infield, by the end of the fourth inning.
RUN RULE (1-5 inning): 5
RUN RULE (whatever is deemed the last inning): Unlimited
MERCY RULE: 10 after 4
MAX PITCHES PER DAY: 50
*REQUIRED REST FOR PITCHERS WHO PITCH MAX PER DAY: 2 days
NOTE: The pitcher will only be required to observe the calendar day(s) of rest for the threshold he/she reached during the start of that at-bat, provided that the pitcher is removed before delivering a pitch to the next batter.
**For additional info on Pitching, please see Addendum F for Pony Pitch Smart Guidelines in the 2019 Golden Eagle Pony Baseball Bylaws