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Smithville Diamonds - Bloomington Baseball and Softball
Welcome to Smithville Diamonds, the home of Bloomington's Little League Baseball and Softball program. See below for details on our upcoming 2015 season.
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50/70 Baseball in Bloomington: Only at Smithville Diamonds
11/02/2014
     50/70 Intermediate Baseball      We...
Information on Upcoming 2015 Season
10/15/2014
Upcoming 2015 Spring/Summer Season Smithville Diamonds Little League...
Smithville Diamonds is Now On Twitter!
10/14/2014
Smithville Diamonds has added Twitter to our social media options....
 
50/70 Baseball in Bloomington: Only at Smithville Diamonds

50/70 Baseball in Bloomington

     50/70 Intermediate Baseball     

We have some exciting baseball news that will affect 11-13 year old baseball players (age as of April 30, 2015) and we need your help.  Smithville Diamonds Little League will, once again, offer the "Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division."  Teams in the new division will play on a field with a 50’ pitching mound distance and 70’ base paths.  This new division offers a field size in between what they have played on since age 7 (46’ pitching distance and 60’ base paths 46/60) and what they will play on beyond age 13 (60’ pitching distance and 90’ base paths 60/90 also used by High School and Major League Baseball).  To help illustrate this, we have included a chart below.

 

Player Ages (as of 4/30) Little League Division Pitching Distance Base Paths
7-8 Minor League 42' Coach Pitch 60'
9-10 Minor League 46' 60'
11-13 Intermediate League 50' 70'
       
  High School/College 60' 90'
  Major League (MLB) 60' 90'

 

To make this work, we need for parents and players to help us promote this. 

This Intermediate Division will bridge the gap for players who have "outgrown" 46'/60' baseball and for those who wish to play baseball into high school or beyond.  In the past, rising 13 year olds who finished the 11-12 year old division were expected to begin playing on a 60’/90’ field.  This huge adjustment, with a 30’ jump in base paths and 14’ jump in pitching distance may have deterred kids from continuing to play baseball.  The new 50/70 Intermediate Division offers a bridge for the 11-13 year olds, and follows the current trend in youth baseball.  This division will follow "real" baseball rules by allowing base runners to lead off.  In turn, this will require pitchers to learn to hold runners on base and attempt to pick them off.

Just like the option in other Little League divisions, Intermediate baseball can form an all-star team. There is a District, State and Regional tournament that culminates with a World Series in California.

Smithville Diamonds firmly believes that the 50'/70' Intermediate Division will, over time, provide more opportunities for our players and a better chance for them to continue to develop their skills and progress in baseball.


by posted 11/02/2014
Information on Upcoming 2015 Season

Upcoming 2015 Spring/Summer Season

Smithville Diamonds Little League (SDLL) is the only chartered Little League organization in Bloomington and Monroe County Indiana. SDLL is made possible by volunteers, sponsors, participation fees, and fundraisers.  We are located 5 miles south of Bloomington.

Our thriving league is comprised of three age divisions in softball (8U, 10U and 12U) and five age divisions in baseball (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13) including a 4U co-ed instructional league. We utilize four fields (two with grass infields) all within the same ballpark facility. We also feature a full concession stand with food, beverages, snacks and candy.

We will begin taking registrations online in January and we will hold player evaluations in February. We will also have two weekday evenings and one Saturday available for those who wish to register in person. Each child will be notified in mid-March of their team assignment and practices will begin the week after spring break. Our regular season kicks-off with a Jamboree where each team will play one game and will have their team pictures taken. The jamboree is a fun day at the ball park for both kids and parents alike.

All teams will have 14 regular season games scheduled and they are all played during the week with the exception of rain-outs. Once the games begin, each team will practice one time per week on either Saturday or Sunday. The season will conclude with a league tournament.

If you would like to receive updates as the season draws closer, it is recommended that you click here to sign up for our email list. You will be the first to know of all events and dates for our upcoming 2015 Little League season. You may cancel at any time.

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by posted 10/15/2014
Smithville Diamonds is Now On Twitter!

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Smithville Diamonds has added Twitter to our social media options.  Please follow us here.  We will keep followers informed of current events and league news at Smithville Diamonds.  We will also post baseball and softball news and events from around our community.  You can also follow us on Facebook. #bloomingtonbaseball

 

 


by posted 10/14/2014
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We are a Pet Free Facility

 

Due to the large number of complaints and the very young children present on the property, “NO PETS” signs have been posted and this rule will be enforced. PLEASE DO NOT BRING PETS TO THE SMITHVILLE GROUNDS. 

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