League Structure

Murphey Candler Baseball is organized into eight leagues in addition to our Frontier and Challenger programs. Players are placed according to their league age (age as of April 30 of the upcoming Spring Season).  The number of events will vary depending on the league.  Please be aware that practice and game days/times will vary weekly.  Complete schedules will be available prior to the start of the season.  Please note that Fall Ball is a weekend only event with no draft.  You can find more information about our specific seasons under the “seasons” drop down menu.

Murphey Candler Baseball reserves the right to move players up or down a league based on skill level as well as league needs.

Player Requests:  Teams are put together via a draft for all leagues except Rookie, Southern, Challenger and Frontier.  Due to the draft, requests are only applicable to new players in Rookie and Southern and can be made at the time of registration. Requests are not guaranteed and are not accepted for returning players or players in our draft leagues.  For questions or concerns regarding requests please email our registrar at mcbregistrar@gmail.com.

 

Rookie Ball: Rookie Ball is a T-Ball League for 4 year olds. Games and practices are limited to one event per week.  Rookie is scheduled for Saturday mornings but may include some Sundays due to inclement weather.  Rookie ball is not offered in the fall.

Southern League: The Southern League is a T-Ball League for 5 year olds and 6 year olds who are new to baseball. Games and practices are limited to two events per week.  Events typically include one weekday event and one Saturday event but may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. The fall season includes 1 event per week on Sundays.

 Atlantic League: The Atlantic League is for 6 year olds. The ball is pitched by a machine and has a softer core than a regular baseball. Games and practices are limited to three events per week.  Events typically include two weekday events and one Saturday event but may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

International League: The International League is for 7 year olds. The ball is pitched by a machine and has a softer core than a regular baseball. Games and practices are limited to three events per week. Events typically include two weekday events and one Saturday event but may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Coastal League: The Coastal League is for 8 year olds. It is also a machine pitch league, but a regular baseball is used and the field is larger. Base stealing is also allowed on a limited basis. Games and practices are limited to three events per week. Events typically include two weekday events and one Saturday event but may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Double A: Double A is our first kid-pitch league and is for 9 year olds. The rules are modified to reflect the inexperience of the pitchers. Games and practices are limited to three events per week. Events typically include two weekday events and one Saturday event but may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Triple A: Triple A is for 10 and 11 year olds. The Triple A League has its own field though some games are also played on Field 14. The Triple A League is divided into the National Division and the American Division. The season includes interdivisional play and the “World Series” championship game between the winners of each Division’s playoffs.  Games and practices are limited to three events per week. Events typically include two weekday events and one Saturday event but may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Major: The Major League is our highest and most competitive level of play. All 11 and 12 year olds are eligible to try out for the Major League.  Space for 11 year olds is limited.  Those not drafted into Major will be drafted into Triple A. Player Agents and League Directors may work with parents to place some 12 year olds, who they believe would have a better overall experience, in the Triple A League. Like Triple A, the Major League is divided into the National Division and the American Division. The season includes interdivisional play and the “World Series” championship game between the winners of each Division’s playoffs.

3 events per week are scheduled however, managers have the option of calling an extra practice (for a total of no more than 4 events per week).

In 2014 Murphey Candler adopted a 50-70 program for 11-12 year olds that are playing in our Major League. In addition to the larger field dimensions other rule change highlights include:

Runners may lead off (requiring pitchers to hold runners on base).
Runners may attempt stealing at any time.
Pitchers can execute pick-offs and balks will be called.
Head first slides are permitted.
A batter may advance to first on a dropped third strike under certain circumstances.

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