GOLDEN EAGLE PONY BASEBALL BRONCO DIVISION
GOLDEN EAGLE PONY BASEBALL BRONCO DIVISION, is a continuation of the philosophy to fit the diamond to the physical potential of the players. The bases and pitching distances are scaled up slightly from MUSTANG Division. The transition diamond used in Bronco Division, permits infielders and outfielders to select their defensive positions in relationship to the anticipated speed of the ball when they field it. This diamond positions the infielders and outfielders in direct proportion to that assumed by Major League Baseball players and permits the younger players to play the game as it was designed to play.
BRONCO DIVISION FIELD SPECIFICATIONS, DIMENSIONS, AND GOLDEN EAGLE PONY BASEBALL GAME RULES:
BASES: 70 feet
PITCHING: 50 feet
FAIR PLAY AREA: Within the first base and third base foul lines and a fence or marked line 200 feet from home plate. A ball hit beyond that distance on the fly will be a home run. A minimum home run distance of 175 feet or a maximum of 275 feet will be recognized, with the recommendation that the home run distance be 225 feet at the foul lines and 275 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 six inches above the level of home plate and the base paths.
INNINGS PLAYED: 7
TIME (No new inning after): 2 hours
DROP DEAD TIME (only on days when another game follows): 2:15 minutes
DEFENSIVE RULE: All players shall play the infield for at least one inning by the completion of the fourth inning.
RUN RULE (1-5 inning): 5 (no per inning run rule during interleague play)
RUN RULE (whatever is deemed the last inning): Unlimited
MERCY RULE: 10 after 5
MAX PITCHES PER DAY: 85
*REQUIRED REST FOR PITCHERS WHO PITCH MAX PER DAY: 4 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