Each player gets 10 swings (not 10 pitches). Each miss or foul is half a swing. If there are less than 6 hits after 10 swings, the player can use a tee for extra hits:
T ball players will continue using the tee for 5 additional swings
Single A players get 5 additional swings off the tee
AA, AAA and Softball players get 3 additional swings off the tee
Majors and Intermediate do not get extra swings off a tee
Measuring the distance:
Distance is measured to where the ball stops its forward progress (it can hit the ground and roll) and marked to the next highest 10-foot increment (for example, a ball hit between 100 and 110 feet will be recorded as 110 feet)
Balls hitting the outfield fence: 210 feet
Home runs: 220 feet
L-screen/pitcher: 150 feet
MDLL records the six longest hits. The distance of those six longest hits are totaled for the player’s score.
Winners for distance:
The three top distance hitters (the total of the 6 longest hits) from each division will be invited to participate in the Home Run Derby and have the chance to compete for additional prizes.
Winners for fundraising:
The top fundraising team (league wide) wins $250 for a team party.
Any team reaching their fundraising goal (Intermediate, Softball, Majors & AAA: $1,200, AA, A & T-ball: $600) will be entered into a raffle drawn at the Celebration Day for $200 towards a team party.
Every player raising $150 to $250 will receive a $25 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card
Every player raising $251 to $300 will receive a $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card
Every player raising $301 to $350 will receive a $75 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card
The top 3 individuals raising over $351 will receive a $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card
AA, AAA, Majors and Intermediate will be machine pitch.
Single A and Softball will be coach pitch
T ball will use the tee of course. Managers, please plan to be at the tee as the players take their turns to help with rogue swinging and timing.
If the event is cancelled by MDLL for reasons other than weather, donations will be refunded for the portion of the event(s) that you purchased. Refunds are not given for rain delays or rain cancellations stated in accordance with the facility policy.