Maple Valley PONY Baseball & Fastpitch

Baseball Fastpitch

About Pinto baseball

What to know before you register: Pinto is a transitional level, and to go up a division you have to be assessed in in the top 10%. Friend request and coach requests are accepted but not guaranteed (we always try!!). You will find out who your coach is after the coaches meeting (usually end of Feb) and will receive your pre-season practice schedule early March. Weekdays and times can be found on the right panel of this page. This division will have a Feature Day at the end of the season. 

is an instructional league to teach eight and under players the fundamentals of baseball.

PINTO 8U™ LEAGUE utilizes Coach Pitch and Player Pitch.If your community does not offer a SHETLAND LEAGUE it is recommended the pitching core be handled by coach-pitchers, or a pitching machine.

Managers and coaches at this level must be concerned with the development of all of the players on their team. These are training leagues and the development of a player's skill and personality must remain the prime goal of the manager and coach, rather than the winning of a league title. 

Every effort should be made to place every player who registers for the program on a team in these early years, and every effort should be made to play every player on the team in every game.

Season Info

Spring Season 2022
March - June

Practices and Games
*Subject to change due to field availability

Practice and Game Times
5:30-7:30 or 6-8
Start anytime around 

What comes with registration:

Pinto Baseball


BASES : 60 feet
PITCHING : Pinto Baseball (Machine & Coach Pitch): 38 feet, Pinto Baseball (Player Pitch): 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.

RESTRAINING LINE : Located along first base, beginning 25 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 BACKSTOP : Recommended distance from home plate to the backstop is 20 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 closet to the backstop shall be 16 feet in length.




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P.O. Box 414 
Maple Valley, Washington 98038

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