Pinto League

Pinto League is the Dubuque PONY League's 8 and under league.

Games will be played on WEDNESDAYS




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Pinto (8U)

Pregame

An instructional league for players seven and eight to teach the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and catching as well as the concept of teamwork.

Quick Hits

  • Ages 7-8

  • Coach Pitched

  • Three outs per inning

  • Five runs scored maximum per half inning

  • Every player bats

  • 60 foot base paths

  • Games played on Wednesday nights running from early May through mid-July

  • Registration Fee - $80 (Includes uniform shirt)

Final Score

The Pinto League is a coach pitch program for seven and eight year olds. In certain special cases six year old players are able to play up. In this league, players begin playing baseball as most know it. The concept of three outs per inning is introduced at this level. Each inning is limited to a five run rule, which is instituted to control the tempo of the game. In the first half of the season, batters are given four swings and if needed are then allowed to hit off a tee. As the season progresses, base running rules and batting rules may become more advanced. Every player is allowed to bat. During the End of Season Tournament, players are given four strikes before being struck out but are allowed to attempt to take an extra base due to an overthrow.

Once a player is placed on a team, they remain with that team until they move up to the Mustang League. For example, a seven year old placed onto the Pinto River Dogs will remain on the River Dogs until he moves up to the Mustang Division. Players stay with their team to give them, their team and families a sense of consistency.

The season is capped off by the End of Season Tournament. We also have an All Star game where teams are formed by the top players from each team.