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Jan, 2023

Intermediate Division FAQ - Updated 1/31/23

Q. Why did CSLL decide to play the Intermediate Division in addition to the Major Division?
A. Over the past few years, CSLL had received feedback from players and coaches that they wanted to play and coach full baseball rules on a larger diamond. Concurrently, we have noticed a drop in player registrations after the players 12 year old season. With this in mind and after consulting with several leagues who have adopted 50/70 baseball, the Board of Directors felt that implementing a full 50/70 program would allow for a safer playing environment, be age appropriate, and assist with player development and player retention.

Q. What is the Intermediate Baseball (50/70) Division?
A. Little League’s initial testing of the Intermediate division started in 2010 and was fully adopted as a division in 2013. The Intermediate Baseball division is Little League’s newest baseball division for league age 11-13 year olds and is played on a larger diamond. The Cave Spring Little League Board of Directors officially adopted this division in 2022 for play beginning in Spring 2023.

Q. What are the Intermediate Baseball Division’s goals?
 The Intermediate Baseball Division aims to bridge the gap between Little League (46/60) to Junior League Baseball on a full-size diamond (60/90). It is a full baseball rules league for 11-13 year-olds that adds among other things, lead-offs, pick-offs, and balks.

Q. What does 50/70 mean?
50/70 stands for the dimensions of the new playing diamond. A traditional Little League diamond maintains a 46 ft pitching distance from the pitching rubber to home plate and 60 ft base paths also known as a 46/60 diamond. With 50/70, the Intermediate Baseball diamond maintains a 50 ft pitching distance from the pitching rubber to home plate and 70 ft base paths.

Q. What is a regulation game in this division?
 The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division game consists of 7 innings. The game is regulation after 5 innings or 4 ½ if the home team is ahead.

Q. Are players still eligible for All-Stars?
A. Yes, league age 11 and 12 year old's are eligible for All-Star play as long as they meet the minimum regular season games played rule. 

Q. If I sign my child up for Intermediate, will they automatically be drafted to an Intermediate team?
A. It depends. League age 13 must play intermediate. 11- and 12-year-olds who do not get drafted to Intermediate will play in the Majors division.

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