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Baseball Juniors/Seniors

LMLL Baseball Juniors/Seniors division is designed for players 8th/9th/10th grade to play fun and competitive baseball on a 90 feet field with their friends.


Who can play?  The upper most division of LMLL baseball for players in grades 8 through 10.

How are players assigned to teams?  Coaches will meet ahead of the season and draft players, with our best intention to keep groups of friends together, but no guarantees.

When are pre-season player evaluations?  There may be a player evaluation session for Juniors/Seniors. 

When does the season start and end?  Schedules will be loaded on LMLL's website and we do not expect play to conflict with school ball games.  Games will start in early April and will end in mid June.  WE EXPECT TO PLAY A SUNDAY AFTERNOON SCHEDULE ONLY, unless we organize some weeknight games after school season is over.

When are games and practices?  Games are planned for Sunday afternoons only at this point.  

Where are games and practices? Juniors/Senior games are played on regulation sized, 90 ft fields. Play are planned to be internal league only and will be located within lower merion township.

Note that we will still likely be eligible for district tournament play, with age restrictions to match either Juniors Division or Seniors Division external age brackets.

What do we need to bring?  Players need: (1) a baseball glove, (2) water bottle, (3) team baseball cap, and for games (4) his/her team uniform (shirt, baseball pants, socks).    Uniforms and caps are distributed at the first team meeting.  We recommend players wear baseball cleats.  Players cannot wear shorts, as they are taught to slide into the base on close plays.  We encourage players to bring their own favorite baseball bat, batting gloves, and batting helmet (but these are not required).   

When will I learn what team my player will be on?  Parents will be contacted (via email) by the player’s head coach after the player draft is complete in mid-March.  The head coach will provide field schedule information, team name and other players on it, and any additional logistical information.  Please be sure we have your preferred email address when you register online.

Are game rules available?  How long are the games?  Games are seven innings (which takes about 2+ hours, typically).  Score is kept, and team standings are posted on the league web site.  Most rules mirror big-league baseball, but there are some important differences in Little League.  The  most important of these are pitch count regulations, rules regarding player interference/contact designed to ensure player safety, and provisions regarding player absences during playoffs (known as ‘taxi squad’ rules).  In these divisions (AA through Majors) there is a head umpire who adjudicates the rules during a game.  Each division offical game rules are available under the Rules and Regs tab at left.

Do we need to be township residents?  Lower Merion Little League is limited to residents of Lower Merion Township and the Borough of Narberth.

Where can I find additional information?  We have a Frequently Asked Questions page about our Spring Season baseball programs, on the tabs at left.  In addition, general inquires may be directed to the league at support@lmll.org.  Specific  inquiries may be directed to the Division Commissioners, whose names and email addresses are listed on the League Contacts tab at left.