Games are run by Baseball Queensland with clubs from Beenleigh to Ipswich to Narangba. Home games are played on the main diamond or the clubs Preston Rd fields. Team Sizes are 9 on the field plus bench players up to 10 or 11 in total. This is the first level of baseball where children are separated into two groups based on their skill level, Little League Div II and Little League Majors.
This is also the first level where a semi-competitive environment is introduced with scores recorded and finals played however the emphasis is still on skill development and equal participation. Although players are rotated though a variety of positions throughout the season this age group sees children starting to focus on more specific roles within the team.
Little League Division II plays with the same modified ball as Rookieball to improve confidence and reduce injuries. Whilst players still pitch to the opposition the rules are modified to assist game play continuity and player enjoyment, this is achieved with no “base on balls”. After four balls the batter hits the ball off the tee.
Age (2017/2108 Season):
Note: the age bracket for Little Div Div II is the same as the age bracket for Little League Majors.
Training for the pre-Christmas competition will commence mid August with first game likely to be Oct 7.
Saturday mornings , usually at 8am, occasionally 10:15 for a 1.5hr game.
Team Shirt, white baseball pants, baseball glove, protective cup, sneakers or moulded cleat shoes.
Coach, Assistant Coach, Scorer (Skilled), Umpire (Qualified), Canteen
Season played in two competitions:
The season is divided into two competitions – pre-Christmas and post-Christmas with both competitions ending with a finals series. The pre-Christmas season usually consists of 9 to 10 Saturdays in School Term 4 and the post-Christmas season will be played over another 9 to 10 Saturdays in Term 1 after school returns from the Xmas break. Typically, there are no games or training during the Xmas school holiday period.
If you have any questions about playing Junior baseball with the Carina Redsox, please feel free to contact our Junior Vice President .
Teams from U8 to Little League Div II are selected as evenly as possible.
Little League Majors to U20 are selected on players ability. This will remain the responsibility of the Junior Development Officer and coaching staff. Teams will consist of no more than 12 players.