North Torrance Little League (NTLL) is a chartered league governed by the published rules and regulations of Little League Baseball Incorporated. As such, NTLL operates under the guiding principle of developing Character, Courage, and Loyalty.

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About 50/70 (Intermediate)

The 50/70 (Intermediate) Division of baseball utilizes a modified baseball field using a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. This division is structured for league age 11-13 year olds.  Most competitive travel ball programs as well as
Little League competitors such as Babe Ruth (Cal Ripken) offer opportunities to play on a 50/70 size field.

Objectives of 50/70 Baseball

  • Provide an opportunity for players to transition incrementally from a 46/60 field to a full size 60/90 baseball field.
  • Provide an opportunity for local leagues to offer a more competitive level of baseball during the regular season for advanced players.
  • Allows Little League to adapt with the changing environment of youth baseball.

Conditions of 50/70 Baseball

  • 50 foot pitching distance from pitching rubber to home plate.
  • 70 foot running distance between all bases.
  • Lead offs and pick offs allowed.
  • Balks and dropped 3rd strikes are in effect.
  • Pitch count will be based on league age.
  • The maximum diameter of bats in 50/70 games cannot exceed 2 & 5/8 inches. 2 & 1/4 composite bats are not permitted to be used in 50/70 games.  In summary, approved big barrel bats are allowed.
  • The on deck batter is permitted in 50/70 games.