Southeast Portland Little League

Intermediate (50/70) Baseball


 

 

Intermediate (50/70) Baseball is for boys and girls who want to continue playing baseball on an intermediate size field.

Ages:  SEPLL offers Intermediate (50/70) Baseball for boys and girls League Age 11 through 13. Please use the "League Age Calculator" on the left side of this page.

Please understand that we cannot guarantee players League Age 11 and 12 a spot in the 50/70 Division. A player's placement in 50/70 is based on several factors including the number of players registered by age group, the number of teams in the division, and player assessments. If your child is not placed on a team in the 50/70 division, he or she will be placed in the Major Division. Final decisions on player placement are determined by the Player Agent and Board. 

Fees: Please go here for information on our current fees. Scholarships are available to families in need. Contact the Player Agent or Treasurer for information on scholarships.  

Volunteers: Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the League. 

Team Formation: 50/70 teams may have from 12 to 15 players. The selection of players for the teams in 50/70 must comply with the Little League Draft Selection System. This is done to ensure a competitive balance among the teams. SEPLL does not accept requests to play with friends or a specific coach.

Uniforms: The League provides each player with a team hat and jersey, which is theirs to keep after the season. Players must provide their own pants and cleats.

Equipment:  Players are encouraged to bring their own glove to practice and games. SEPLL provides each team with bats, balls and helmets. Players may also bring their own.

Practices: Teams may begin practicing in about mid-March. How often a team practices is up to the manager. Intermediate teams generally practice about 2-3 times per week until the regular season begins in early April. After the regular season begins, team coaches determine the frequency of practices.

Games:  Intermediate teams play 2-3 games per week. Weekday games generally begin at 6:00 pmSaturday games are scheduled throughout the day. Teams may play double headers. Games are scheduled from early April through mid-June. Home games are played at Essex Field. In late March the official schedule will be published at www.sepll.org. 

50/70 Tournament (All Stars):  The objective of the Tournament is to provide 50/70 players the opportunity to participate in a baseball tournament at the District, Sectional and State levels at the end of the regular season. Leagues may place a maximum of 14 players on the All Stars team. To be eligible for play, a player must meet Little League’s “Residency Eligibility Requirement” and have participated in at least 60% of the regular season games as of June 15. SEPLL announces its All Stars team on about June 1. Practices and games generally take place from mid-June into early July, but may continue if the team advances beyond district play. The culmination of the Tournament is the Intermediate (50/70) World Series featuring teams from around the world.

District #2 Honors Tournament: All 50/70 players not selected to the All Stars team are eligible to play in the District #2 Honors Tournament. SEPLL announces its Honors team on about June 1. Practices and games generally take place from mid-June into early July.

Rules:
 50/70 follows the Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules. Games are played on a 70-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 50 feet.