Thank you for supporting McLean County PONY Baseball’s HR Derby Fundraiser to support the Jeffrey A. McClelland Scholarship and the MCPB Playground Funds!
Sorry, this is a little long, but I’m trying to provide you with enough information to answer your questions.
Please note the following information for all HR Derby participants:
Sportsmanship and positive support for all participants is expected!
Check-in by The Patio Concession Pavilion 30 minutes prior to your session start time, then report to your field.
Wear your 2021 team uniform (jersey, hat, shorts are ok!). Adults should wear team jersey/fanwear.
Players will compete within their PONY division based on their age as of 8/1/2021 (2 age groups/division):
Shetland/6 & under – start at 1:00pm on the Colt Field (with a modified fence)
Pinto/7 yr olds – start immediately following 6 & under …approximately 1:25pm on the Colt Field (with a modified fence)
Pinto/8 yr olds – start immediately following 7 yr olds…approximately 2:00pm on the Colt Field (with a modified fence)
Mustang/9 yr olds – start 1:00pm on Shetland Field
Mustang/10 yr olds – start immediately following 9 yr olds...approximately 2:00pm (or earlier, if possible) on Shetland Field
Bronco/11 yr olds – start at 1:00pm on Pinto Field
Bronco/12 yr olds – start immediately following 11 yr olds…approximately 2:15pm (or earlier, if possible) on Pinto Field
Pony/13 yr olds – 1:00pm on Mustang Field
Pony/14 yr olds – start immediately following 13 yr olds…approximately 1:20pm on Mustang Field
Colt/15-18 yr olds – start at 1:00pm on Bronco Field
Coach/Adult 50+ - start immediately following 15-18 yr olds...approximately 1:30pm on Bronco Field
Coach/Adult <50 – start at 1:00pm on Pony Field
Players will take 10 swings. Please bring your own pitcher. If you don't have one, we can recruit one!
Bring a case of bottled wather to donate to Boys & Girls Club to get THREE BONUS Swings!! A tent wil be setup by the Morton Building where the cases of water can be dropped off. If you dropped off a case of water on 7/12, you can proceed directly to The Patio Concession Pavillion to check-in.
Awards will be given to the Champion in each division. In the event of a tie, there will be a one-swing ‘swing-off’. Details will be provided to participants in the event of a tie. Players must be present at the appropriate field at the time of the ‘swing-off’ or they will be disqualified.
Participants will be allowed to shag balls in the outfield under the following guidelines:
Players MUST pay attention to the hitter at all times!
Players MUST allow EVERY batted ball to hit the ground before fielding it.
Players should immediately throw balls to a designated location so balls can be collected & returned to the pitcher.
The # of players allowed on the field at any time will be limited to ensure player safety.
The Field Coordinator reserves the right to remove any player(s) from the field for any reason.
The scoreboard on the Mustang, Bronco, Pony & Colt Fields will be used to track each hitter’s progress as follows:
Home Score = # of Home Runs
Visitor Score = # of Swings Taken
Also, please note that the follow is planned at the Complex on Monday night, too!
B-N Community Bank is running a grill with $1 hot dogs. The full Patio menu will also be available.
TEKSystems Dunk Tank - kids (& adults) can be 'targets', so bring towels & dry clothes!!
Thank you for supporting McLean County PONY Baseball!!