|PBF Mustang Division Description|
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. Base runners can now steal. All teams participate in randomly seeded playoffs at the end of the season. Additionally, PBF typically assembles one tournament team to play in the mid-April Morindamont tournament (Moraga, Orinda, and Piedmont) and possibly 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. Priority is given to players who will not have an opportunity to play at this level again.
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.
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:
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