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Equipment

Portable Pitching Mounds

Here are some reminders when it comes to portable mounds:

1.  Two or more people is needed to lift the portable mound.  The weight of the bigger mounds is just over 100 pounds.  One person should not try and move any portable mound.  It could cause injury to the person and damage to the mound.

2.  Take them off the field after every game and practice.  This must happen everytime.  Leaving them on the field could lead to not having access to the field in the future.  

  ** The city is expected to drag the field daily.  Leaving them on the field may lead to damage to the portable mound.

3.  Do not move a portable mound from a field unless directed by the Traveling Baseball Fields Coordinator.

4.  Place them near the bench area - not on the grass.

5.  When storing the mound, Lay it down flat.

6.  Do not lean them up against the fence.  These mounds can warp over time.

Thanks!

Equipment

Participants in the Traveling Baseball program are required to purchase their own batting helmet, glove, bat and cleats (see below). Bases, balls, team bag, and catcher gear is provided (players may purchase their own catcher gear).
 
Cleats:  10-12 years old no metal spikes allowed. 13 and over metals spikes allowed.

 


2016 League Rules Regarding Bats

For the 2016 MBL/MBT season the bat rules will remain the same as 2015:
 
Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential
OR
Bats must be between 2 1/2" and 2 3/4"and have a–10 differential or less (i.e. 30” – 20.0 oz.)
 

For the 2016 MBL/MBT season all bats in the 10 – 14 year old age group –

Big barrel bats must have the NEW USSSA Approved 1.15 BPF stamp on its taper, Babe Ruth Approved 1.15 BPF stamp or BBCOR stamp.

For small barrel bats (2 1/4") 10 - 13 year olds use all of the above stamps or you can also use bats that have the old approved USSSA 1.15 mark or it can have any 1.15 stamp on the bat.

15 year olds must use a BBCOR bat (Batted Ball Coefficient or Restitution)

See the following link for information on all bat rules.

 

For all other bat restrictions, please see MBT Rules.


Choosing a Baseball Bat

Baseball bats can be very expensive and a properly sized bat is critical to success, so please take the time to understand the differences in bat types, lengths, and weights. Some baseball bat retailers and some websites provide insight into things you should consider when selecting a properly-sized bat. Some very general information relative to proper bat sizing (length only) is available in the chart below.


Choosing a Baseball Glove

The most important thing when it comes to buying a glove, is buying the correct size, which depends on the age and position of the player.  The size of a glove is important for a specific position because it is designed to maximize the performance of the player.  The chart below shows an estimate of the size range of the glove for a specific player for baseball.