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 Pony vs. Little League

The primary features that distinguish Pony baseball from Little League baseball are those of a two-year age bracket system and scaled diamonds. Additionally, PONY teaches lead offs and base stealing starting at age 9 (Mustang Division), or earlier while pitchers learn pick off moves and holding runners on base to counter the potential steal.

In organizations such as Little League player age can differ by as much as 3 years within a division. As a result, the younger players, because of their lack of maturity, ability and size, find it hard to communicate with the older players. They often find themselves spending a disproportionate amount of time on the bench and may feel disconnected from their team. With players of only two ages involved, as is the case with PONY baseball, it is far easier to permit every player to play more positions since the difference in skills within the age groups is not that great.

In addition, PONY baseball scales the size of the diamonds to match the physical capabilities of the players within each division. The base and pitching dimensions for PONY baseball are:

• 50 ft bases for Shetland 6U

• 60 ft bases and 38 ft pitching for Pinto 8U

• 60 ft bases and 46 ft pitching for Mustang 10U

• 70 ft bases and 50 ft pitching for Bronco 12U

• 80 ft bases and 54 ft pitching for Pony 14U

These base dimensions are the result of extensive experimentation to determine the size on which players of each age group can properly play the game of baseball. Pitching distance is also scaled to the ability of the player and in proportion to the size of the diamond. The scaled diamonds allow the players to make the plays made by major leaguers. The double play, squeeze play and various strategies and tactics, difficult for adults and nearly impossible for youngsters on a full size diamond, become a probability rather than impossibility.

 

 


 

2017 Jurupa Pony Board

President - Greg Martinez

Vice President -  Josh Quintanar

Treasurer - Shannon Tenney

Secretary - Alona Foley

Umpire Coordinator - Andy Mendoza

Auditor - Blanca Quintanar

Scheduling Coordinator - Fernando Valenzuela

Equipment Coordinator - Rob Schelling

Team Mom Coordinator - Anna Magallanez

Yearbook Coordinator - Lisette Delgado

Fundraising Coordinator - Ann Marie Soto

Maverick Director - Denice Telles

Shetland Director - Kristen Caldera

Pinto Director - Vin Scully

Mustang Director - Rob Schelling

Bronco Director - Jose Chumacero 

Pony Director - Greg Martinez

Webmaster - Pedro Guerrero


 

Upcoming Games/Practices

Wednesday, Sep 20
Bronco White @ Bronco Royal Blue5:15pmBLD A
Sand Dawgs @ Bronco Navy Blue5:15pmBLD B
Shetland Navy Blue @ Shetland Royal Blue5:15pmVERNOLA A
Pinto Red @ Pinto Green5:15pmVERNOLA C
Shetland Grey @ Shetland Black6:45pmVERNOLA A
Pinto Black @ Pinto Grey7:15pmVERNOLA C
Eastvale Renegades @ Bronco Black7:30pmBLD A
Bronco Grey @ RC Bulldogs 11U7:30pmBLD B
Blue Devils @ Bronco Red7:30pmBLD C
Tuesday, Sep 26
Mustang Navy Blue @ Mustang Royal Blue5:15pmBLD A
Ramona H.S. @ Patriot H.S.5:15pmBLD C
Shetland Red @ Shetland Navy Blue5:15pmVERNOLA A
Mustang Black @ Mustang Green5:15pmVERNOLA C
Mustang Navy Blue @ RC Bulldogs 10U7:15pmBLD A
So Cal Elite @ Outlaws7:15pmBLD B
Mustang Grey @ Rough Riders7:15pmVERNOLA C
North H.S. @ Cal Jays7:30pmBLD C
Wednesday, Sep 27
Bronco Grey @ Bronco White5:15pmBLD A
Bronco Royal Blue @ Bronco Red5:15pmBLD B
Shetland Green @ Shetland Black5:15pmVERNOLA A
Pinto Grey @ Pinto Green5:15pmVERNOLA C
Shetland Royal Blue @ Shetland Grey6:45pmVERNOLA A
Pinto Black @ Pinto Red7:15pmVERNOLA C
Bronco Black @ Blue Devils7:30pmBLD A
Bronco Navy Blue @ RC Bulldogs 11U7:30pmBLD B
Sand Dawgs @ Eastvale Renegades7:30pmBLD C
Saturday, Sep 30
Shetland Black @ Shetland Royal Blue9:00amVERNOLA A
Bronco White @ Bronco Black9:00amVERNOLA B
Mustang Royal Blue @ Rough Riders9:00amVERNOLA B
Pinto Green @ Pinto Black9:00amVERNOLA C
Shetland Red @ Shetland Grey10:30amVERNOLA A
Pinto Red @ Pinto Grey10:30amVERNOLA C
Shetland Navy Blue @ Shetland Green12:00pmVERNOLA A
Bronco Navy Blue @ Bronco Royal Blue1:00pmVERNOLA B
Outlaws @ Mustang Green1:00pmVERNOLA C
Mustang Navy Blue @ Mustang Grey3:00pmVERNOLA A
Bronco Red @ Bronco Grey3:00pmVERNOLA B
Mustang Black @ So Cal Elite3:00pmVERNOLA C

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