SOUTHWEST GAMES

 

NEW BAT RULES FOR 2018

YOUR BAT WILL NOT BE GOOD FOR NEXT YEAR, STARTING JAN. 1ST 2018 

DO NOT BUY A NEW BAT UNLESS IT IS LEGAL FOR NEXT YEAR

 

Parents, late registration ends Friday August 18th.

Fall is an exciting time for Southwest Pony! We are making some major changes due to our all-star teams’ experiences in the 8U (World Series runner up), 9U (World Series North Zone representative) and 10U (3rd place North Zone Championship).

The main change is the mustang division (ages 9-10) will start playing full MLB baseball rules, some of those changes include ability to steal on the pitcher and not limited to a 5’ lead-off on first and second base. Dropped third strike where if a player strikes out and the catcher drops the ball the batter can run to first and if beats the throw is safe and no out is recorded. These changes will help to continue to make our teams more competitive during the summers and in the future as the kids move up.

Another change we are implementing is we continue to work on team parity to make the games more enjoyable for the players and fans. One way we have decided to achieve that this fall is the season games will be pushed back two weeks first official game would be Monday Sept 4. During the first two weeks of the season (starting August 21Monday) we will have scheduled practices for each division (see time and locations for each division below). The first week will have each division practicing together will all the coaches running those practices with different stations etc. The coaches will spend week one evaluating the kids and then get together and draft the teams based on the week’s evaluations. Week two will include a lot of the same practices but the kids will know who their teammates are and know who is their coach. With the first two weeks set up for the group practices we haveextended the season to now end Friday Oct 20th.

Division Practices/Evaluations – August 21 thru Sept 1, games begin Sept 4.

Wee-Ball (3U) will practice August 22, 24, 29 and 31 at Cardinal Run on Cr4 from 5:45-7:00 pm.

Shetland Minor (4U) will practice August 21, 25, 28 and Sept 1 at Cardinal Run on Cr4 at 5:45-7:00 pm. They will also practice August 23 & 30th at Cardinal run on Cr2 at 5:45-7:00 pm.

T-ball (5/6U) will practice August 21 & 28 at Cardinal run on Cr3 at 5:45-7:00 pm. They will also practice August 24, 25, 31 and Sept 1 at Cardinal run on Cr2 at 5:45-7:00 pm.

Pinto (coach pitch) will practice August 24, 25, 31 and Sept 1 at Cardinal run on Cr3 at 5:45-7:30 pm.  They will also practice August 23 & 30 at Cardinal Run on Cr4 at 5:45-7:30 pm.

Mustang will practice August 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 and Sept 1 at Cardinal Run on Cr3 at 7:00-9:00 pm.

Pony will practice August 21, 24, 25, 28, 31 and Sept 1 at Cardinal Run on Cr4 at 7:00-9:00 pm.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR $5000.00 RAFFLE WINNER!

ANNETTE ASHLEY



SLWPB FALL 2017 - Fall 2017

Southwest Pony baseball is committed to teaching young players the fundamentals of baseball, good sportsmanship and fair-play. We welcome 3 - 13 year players. Each division is divided into a two-year age bracket (except Pony division 11-13) in order to maintain fair competition for all (exceptions due to a players ability can be granted on a case by case basis). All players are guaranteed placement on a team in one of the following divisions:

  • WEE-BALL(T-Ball) division is for 3 year old players.
  • SHETLAND Minor (T-Ball) division is for 4 year old players (kids moving up from wee-ball will start playing baseball rules, 3 outs an inning, etc.)
  • SHETLAND (T-ball) division is for 5-6 year old players
  • PINTO division is for 7-8 year old players and the ball is pitched by a coach.
  • MUSTANG division is for 9-10 year old players, with players pitching at a distance of 48 feet, base distances 60 feet. Players play full MLB rules
  • PONY division is for 11-13 year old players, with players pitching at a distance of 50', base distances 70' and playing full MLB baseball rules.
The ages for the divisions are as of April 30, 2018, for the 2018 Spring Season. Spring ages are used for Fall ball, so the children can prepare for the appropriate division. For example, a child that is 8, but will be 9 on April 12, 2018 would play both fall 2017 and spring 2018 as a 9 year old in the Mustang division.

Our games are played at one of Lexington's premier youth baseball complexes, Cardinal Run. Cardinal Run park is a multi-million dollar facility operating six playing fields.

Southwest Pony has NO LEAGUE BOUNDARIES (unlike other leagues)! We welcome players from all over Lexington, Nicholasville, Wilmore, Georgetown, Richmond, Versailles and more!

 

We can be contacted through the league site or email the president directly at president@swlpb.org.

 

Our mailing address is:

SWLPB

P.O. Box 8288

Lexington, KY 40533-8288

 

Registration Status:
Closed
Early Bird Registration:
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Regular Registration:
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Friday, August 4, 2017
Late Registration:
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - Friday, August 18, 2017
Program Duration:
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 60.00 - $ 95.00


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