Australia to host inaugural Intermediate League Championship

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Australia to host inaugural Intermediate League Championship

Winner guaranteed entry into Intermediate League World Series

Author: Baseball Australia Media/Monday, 12 February 2018/Categories: News, Events, Little League

Following the announcement of Australia Region’s direct entry into the Little League, Junior League and Senior League World Series’, Little League® International has confirmed that the winner of the AILC will represent the Australia Region at the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division World Series, which will take place in Livermore, California between 29 July and August 5.

The 2018 AILC will be held concurrently with the Australian Senior League (league age 13-16) at the Albert Park Baseball Complex. 

Intermediate League (50/70) baseball division utilises 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths and was introduced by Little League International in 2010. Intermediate League offers league age 11-13 players the chance to transition from the Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior/Senior League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths). 

Baseball Australia’s General Manager of Little League and National Championships, Mat Sundstrom sees this as another exciting development for Australian Little League.

“Australia has cemented itself as one of the best up and coming Little League regions in the world,” Sundstrom said.

“With over 1000 registered Little League teams all over the country, the addition of Intermediate League gives more players the chance to represent their charter, as well as the Australia region on the world stage.”

Stay tuned to littleleague.org.au for all of your AILC information.

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