Below is a brief description of the different divisions we offer within Frankfort Baseball for our Fall Ball Season. Frankfort Baseball offers a fall baseball program designed to provide the opportunity for our players to continue to build their skills in a fun, relaxed environment. Teams will be formed in mid to late August and the season will consist of 10-12 games playing against teams from Frankfort as well as other neighboring towns. The season will begin either late August or beginning of September and be completed by mid-to-late October depending on age division. Players sign up for the age division they plan to play next spring. Frankfort Baseball provides a hat, jersey and socks to players in Pinto, Mustang and Bronco leagues. Players are responsible for baseball pants and cleats. Please wait until you are assigned a team before purchasing your pants. Pants may be purchased at Actions Sports. Action Sports is a proud supplier to Frankfort Baseball! If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Paliga, Player Personnel Director at
The Pinto Division is for players that are 8 years old as of 04/30/2015. At this level players are exposed to more facets of the game of baseball, including pitching, walks, extra-base hits and use of a regulation baseball. There are some Rules that are modified for the youngsters to incorporate fun with player development appropriate for this age group.
The Mustang Division is for players that are 9 or 10 as of 04/30/2015. The Mustang Division players make a big step towards a more complete level of baseball. It is a competitive division, where umpires call the game and scores and league standings are kept. Stealing is allowed only after the pitch has reached the batter. Games are pitched entirely by the players.
The Bronco Division is for players that are 11 or 12 as of 04/30/2015. The Bronco Division is where you begin to play more competitive baseball and follow the rules of Major League Baseball closely. Players are allowed to lead-off and steal from all bases, and the diamond is now 70 feet. Managers have the opportunity to execute the finer tactics of advanced baseball.
The Pony Division is for players that are 13 or 14 as of 04/30/2015. The Pony Division is a competitive division best characterized by fewer players, fewer teams, and bigger fields. By now the players should have an understanding of the rules of the game and acquired the skills and attitude necessary for a more competitive game of baseball. Regular Major League rules are used. The diamond is now 80 feet. Emphasis is placed not only on individual skill development, but, also on team strategies. Players will adjust to larger fields, stronger defenses, and more experienced pitchers and are motivated by their eagerness to play baseball.
The Colt Division is for players that are 15 or 16 as of 04/30/2015. The Colt Division is a competitive division played on a Major League sized field.
The Palomino Division is for players that are 17 or 18 as of 04/30/2015. The Palomino Division is a competitive division played on a Major League sized field.
Tryouts for Frankfort Baseball's full and part time travel teams are listed below. Please note that tryouts are age specific and will consist of players trying out for both full time and part time teams. Indicate your team preference on the registration form.
The age cut-off is determined based on the player's age as of April 30, 2015. However, we encourage players with later birthdays to play with their class in school as opposed to playing with a younger grade. For example, a player who just completed 7th grade and has a birthday in May would still be 13 as of April 30, 2015 and thus be eligible for the 13u team. However, as an 8th grader next year, the player's grade in school would indicate participation at the 14u level. Grade level equivalents are as follows:
14u = 8th grade
10u = 4th grade
13u = 7th grade
9u = 3rd grade
12u = 6th grade
8u = 2nd grade
11u = 5th grade
Frankfort Force is a full-time travel baseball program and its tryouts are open to all interested players. Fees for Force players will be $750 plus $50 refundable volunteer fee, not including uniform.
Frankfort Eagles is a part-time travel program that predominantly plays on Sundays and is open to players that have played in the Frankfort house league or will be playing in the 2014 Frankfort fall baseball league. Eagles players must play in the Frankfort house league during the 2015 season. Fees for Eagle players will be $450 plus $50 refundable volunteer fee, not including uniform.
Players should arrive at the park one-half hour prior to the start time to check in and warm-up. They should wear normal baseball attire and bring their own glove, bat, helmet, and water.
If a player is offered a roster spot, we will collect a $250 non-refundable deposit to secure the roster position. The payment will be applied towards the 2015 fees.
Ifyou have any questions, please contact our Travel Baseball Director, Rob Joyce, at
Monday, July 21st @ Commissioners Park C3 at 6:00pm for 12u - 2nd tryout
Monday, July 21st @ Commissioners Park C1 at 6:00pm for 13u - 2nd tryout
Tuesday, July 22nd @ Borg Warner at 6:00pm for 14u - 2nd tryout
Please join us as we celebrate our
All Stars on Sunday, June 22nd
3:45 p.m. National Anthem and Introduction of Players 4:00 p.m. 7 year old game on C2 4:00 p.m. 11 year old game on C3 6:45 p.m. National Anthem and Introduction of Players 7:00 p.m. 8 year old game on C2 7:00 p.m. 9 &10 year old game on C4 7:00 p.m. 12 year old game on C3
Full Concessions will be available
Click here to download the list of 2014 All Star Players from I7, Pinto, Mustang and Bronco Leagues.
Congratulations to Frankfort Boys Baseball's Alum Luke Kendrick, Joey Kendrick, Dylan Gould, Grant Farmer, Evan Falk, Cam Borns, Jared Buzan and Sammy Spagnoli on leading their team, Illinois Lutheran on their first Baseball State Championship. Congratulations also to proud dad and long time Board Member Scott Kendrick! Click here to read the story!
The Frankfort Park District enacted an ordinance effective March 14, 2014, prohibiting the use and possession of tobacco products on park district fields. Please be aware of this and inform your families and friends that come to the park.
Please be aware of the following bat restrictions Frankfort Baseball has adopted for the upcoming baseball season for all levels, in-house, Eagles and Force. These restrictions are in place for the protection of our children participating this year, as well as years to come.
1. No bats with a barrel greater than 2 1/4 for Shetland to Pinto Leagues. For all other leagues, nothing greater than 2 5/8th.
2. Any non-wood bat with a -3 drop must carry the BBCOR stamp.
3. Any bat with a drop greater that -3 must have the 1.15 stamp.
4. Colt through College, bats cannot be greater than 2 5/8ths, and must be wood, wood barreled, or BBCOR certified.
EXCEPTION - 14u EAGLES ONLY
Only (-3) bats may be used and the bat must be BBCOR certified. The bat which may be a wood or non-wood product shall be not more than two and five-eights (2-5/8”) in diameter at the barrel and is to be stamped with a BPF .50. These are the rules for high school.