Mustang — Ages 9-10

At the Mustang level, the players begin to play a more competitive level of baseball. It is the first level of “kid-pitch”. Each team now fields 9 positions. The batting order still consists of the entire roster. This introduces steals and walks.    Our Mustang program teaches fundamentals to players of all skill levels.  We stress positive coaching that puts development and team building at the forefront.  All teams participate in randomly seeded playoffs at the end of the season.  Additionally, PBF typically assembles one tournament team to play in a Memorial Day Tournament and/or other tournaments against teams from surrounding communities.  The Commissioner appoints the head coach for the tournament team who is responsible for selecting assistant coaches and setting lineups.

Expected Skill Level at Beginning of Season—At this level, first year Mustang players are expected have a basic working understanding of all of the Pinto skills, and most importantly, an enthusiasm for the game. Previous baseball experience is not required as long as the player demonstrates a reasonable chance of some success through either athleticism or enthusiasm and commitment.

Team Commitment

  • Practices:  There are 2 practices a week held at Hampton Field.  Each practice will run for 90 minutes.
  • Games:  All games are played at Hampton Field on Saturdays and Sundays (mid-week games are possible but rare).  Teams should expect to play 1-2 games per weekend that last 2 hours each.  Weather permitting, the Mustang season includes 10-12 games.
  • Clinics—PBF offers clinics run by professional coaches, focusing on essential Mustang skills, such as pitching, catching, and hitting. These are optional, but are highly recommended.

Playing Time and Position Rotation—Coaches have a goal to find all players ample opportunities throughout the season to play both infield and outfield positions, provided that the coaches determine that the player can safely field and reasonably execute what the positions call for. No player shall sit out 2 defensive innings more than any other player on the team.

Skill Building Goals - The overall season goal is to prepare the player for the next divisional level (Bronco). This includes:

  1. Achieving mastery of all skills from previous level.
  2. Attaining increased confidence and competence in the batters box, including an understanding of the strike zone and pitch selection, stepping toward the pitcher, overcoming fear of getting hit, ability to make contact with the ball, and an understanding of situational hitting (e.g., when to be aggressive or picky, when to “take” or make contact).
  3. Showing some ability to hit within the 40 to 50mph range in a batting cage.
  4. Understanding advanced base running skills, such as stealing, and sliding.
  5. Understanding of situational defense such as knowing “where’s the play,” backing up, and hitting the cutoff.
  6. Developing of pitchers and catchers.

 

Schedule

Team Game / Event Date Time Location
Mustang Bombers   vs. Hammerheads April 30, 2017 12:00 pm   Hampton Field
Senators   vs. Bulldogs April 30, 2017 02:00 pm   Hampton Field
Bulldogs   vs. Senators April 30, 2017 02:00 pm   Hampton Field
Mustang Bombers   Home vs. Hammerheads May 02, 2017 06:00 pm   Hampton Field
Mud Cats   Away at Senators May 03, 2017 04:00 pm   Hampton Field
Senators   vs. Mud Cats May 03, 2017 04:15 pm   Hampton Field
Hammerheads   vs. Raptors May 06, 2017 09:00 am   Hampton Field
Mustang Bombers   vs. Mud Cats May 06, 2017 11:15 am   Hampton Field
Hampton Hawks   vs. Raptors May 06, 2017 01:30 pm   Hampton Field
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. 10U Overlay May 06, 2017 04:00 pm   Hampton Field
Hammerheads   vs. Bulldogs May 07, 2017 12:00 pm   Hampton Field
Bulldogs   vs. Hammerheads May 07, 2017 04:00 pm   Hampton Field
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. 10U Overlay May 07, 2017 05:00 pm   Hampton Field
Mustang Bombers   vs. Hampton Hawks May 07, 2017 06:00 pm   Hampton Field
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. 10U Overlay May 14, 2017 05:00 pm   Hampton Field
Mud Cats   vs. Playoff Game Hold May 21, 2017 12:00 pm   Hampton Field
Mud Cats   vs. Playoff Game Hold May 22, 2017 04:00 pm   Hampton Field
Mud Cats   vs. Playoff Game Hold May 23, 2017 04:00 pm   Hampton Field
Mud Cats   vs. Playoff Game Hold May 24, 2017 04:00 pm   Hampton Field
Mud Cats   vs. Playoff Game Hold May 25, 2017 04:00 pm   Hampton Field
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (Half Moon Bay Tourney) May 27, 2017 TBD   Smith Field Complex
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (Half Moon Bay Tourney) May 28, 2017 TBD   Smith Field Complex
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (Half Moon Bay Tourney) May 29, 2017 TBD   Smith Field Complex
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (Wine Country Tourney) June 17, 2017 TBD   Maxwell Farms Regional Park
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (Wine Country Tourney) June 18, 2017 TBD   Maxwell Farms Regional Park
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (San Carlos Tourney) July 18, 2017 TBD   TBD
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (San Carlos Tourney) July 19, 2017 TBD   TBD
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (San Carlos Tourney) July 20, 2017 TBD   TBD
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (San Carlos Tourney) July 21, 2017 TBD   TBD
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (San Carlos Tourney) July 22, 2017 TBD   TBD
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (San Carlos Tourney) July 23, 2017 TBD   TBD
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (Last Chance Showdown Tourney) July 29, 2017 TBD   Sunnyvale/Santa Clara
9U Seals Overlay Team   vs. TBD (Last Chance Showdown Tourney) July 30, 2017 TBD   Sunnyvale/Santa Clara

Spring 2017 - Mustang Baseball

Name Coach W L T PCT Schedule
Raptors Sebastian Ultreras 3 0 0 1.000  Schedule
Mud Cats Tom Blanford 4 2 0 0.667  Schedule
Bulldogs Tom Barsi 4 3 0 0.571  Schedule
Senators Dan Ferreira 3 4 0 0.429  Schedule
Hampton Hawks Ivan Delventhal 2 4 0 0.333  Schedule
Hammerheads Chris Hart 1 3 0 0.250  Schedule
Mustang Bombers Brad Bredemann 0 2 0 0.000  Schedule
10U Overlay Thomas Blanford 0 0 0 0.000  Schedule
9U Seals Overlay Team Ivan Delventhal 0 0 0 0.000  Schedule