The distance in all divisions of baseball for 13-year-olds, is up to 90 feet, with a local league option to shorten the distance to 75 feet for Junior League Baseball and 70 feet for Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division for regular season play.
Dimensions of Fields for Middle-School-Aged Players
12 years old: Usually play on fields which are 50/70, meaning 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot bases. The wall will be around 200 feet from home plate. 13 years old: Will increase in distance to 54/80.
Distance from back point of home plate to CENTER of second base: 99 feet. The base must dislodge from its anchor.
Players who turn 14 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 7th grade. Also, any player turning 15 prior to August 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 13u are eligible for this division regardless of their grade.
13 And 14-Year-Olds
An average fastball from this age range is anywhere from 55 mph (on the low side) to 75 mph. A pitcher throwing 75 mph is better than most people for this age, and their fastball is at a high school quality. An average changeup for this age is approximately around the 50-60 mph mark.
The league age pitch counts for Little League Baseball® are as follows: Ages 13-16 – 95 pitches per day. Ages 11-12 – 85 pitches per day. Ages 9-10 – 75 pitches per day.
With bases set 80 feet apart and pitchers throwing from 54 feet, 14u play one of the most fascinating games in all of youth baseball.
All players in the 2022 Little League World Series must be no older than 12 and no younger than 10.
14u Games are 1 hour 45 minutes. 11-13u Games are 1 hour 40 minutes. 9-10u Games are 1 hour 30 minutes; 6-8u games are 70 minutes. No inning can start after the time limit.
Weight drops vary in Senior League baseball, but players 10 years old and under often use -10 weight drop bat. Players 12 years old and under often use a -8 weight drop, and 13 year old players often use a -5 weight drop.
C. 1 Effective January 1st, 2020, all 13U players must use a maximum drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped.
There is a new 2020 rule in connection with the use of bats at the 13U and 14U USSSA Division: Effective January 1, 2020 all 13U events and all Teams in 13U events must use a maximum of drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF mark permanently stamped.
The term 60/90 means that the distance between the pitcher’s mound and home plate is 60 feet, while the distance between bases is 90 feet. This is different than the standard Little League Majors division field (40/60) and 50/70 field.
Thanks to math, we know that on the baseball diamond, bases are 90 feet apart. That means, then, that throwing a baseball from home plate to second or from third to first is a distance of 127 feet, 3 3/8 inches.
90 feet is also the distance from first to second base, second to third base, and third base to home plate, so the distance between each of the four bases is identical. Between each base, the straight line or shortest distance from one base to the next is known as the baseline.
Between these extremes, USSSA Baseball Bats are also available in drop 10 and drop 8 bat drops. According to USSSA guidelines, all 13U players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop 8 bat drop, and all 14U players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop 5 bat drop.
Starting January 1, 2020, all 13U baseball events and all teams in 13U events must use a maximum drop-8 or minus-8 bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped. All 14U events and all teams in 14U events must use a maximum drop-5 or minus-5 bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped.
For the 13u/14u division, BBCOR is also permitted and sometimes used by the bigger players.
Pitchers who are 13-16 should throw a maximum of 95 pitches; 13- and 14-year-olds need four days rest when they reach 66 pitches, and 15- and 16-year-olds need four days rest when they reach 76.
Division III players have a pitching velocity of 77 miles per hour to 82 miles per hour on average.
Pitchers in the Little League World Series throw fastballs 60-70+ mph. Only a few pitchers touched 70+ mph in 2015 and 2016. One man-child hit 81 mph on the radar. This velocity is almost unhittable from 46 feet and extremely rare for a 13 year old.
How far is the mound in softball? 14 and under teams typically use a mound that is 40 feet away from home plate. 15 and up teams typically use a mound that is 43 feet away from home plate.