THOROBRED 23U™ LEAGUE was designed for the college age player in mind, whether they are playing for a college baseball team or not.  THOROBRED 23U™ LEAGUE Baseball is for players 23 and under (minimum age 17). THOROBRED 23U™ LEAGUE Girls Softball is for players 23 and under (minimum age 4). 

Local Baseball leagues have the opportunity to register their teams as PALOMINO 19U™/THOROBRED 23U™ COMBINED LEAGUE teams and divide their players into THOROBRED and PALOMINO teams at tournament time. Separate tournament play is conducted for PALOMINO 19U™ LEAGUE and THOROBRED 23U™ LEAGUE. 

Players may not play on more than one tournament team in the same season. 

Designed for the college aged amateur to display their skills, THOROBRED 23U™ LEAGUE enables these young adults to pit their skills against players from other areas and to display their talents for review by collegiate recruiters and professional scouts. 

THOROBRED 23U™ LEAGUE Baseball and Girls Softball leagues are exciting, top notch sports that provides a fitting showcase for the talent developed in your community.


BASES : 90 feet 

PITCHING : 60 feet, six inches

FAIR PLAY AREA : Within the first base and third base foul lines and a fence or marked line 300 feet from home plate. A ball hit beyond that distance on the fly will be a home run. A minimum home run distance of 250 feet or a maximum of 350 feet will be recognized, with the recommendation that the home run distance be 300 feet at the foul lines and 350 feet in center field to a six or eight foot barrier wherever possible.

BASES, PLATES : The home plate, pitcher's rubber and the bases shall be official size as used in regulation baseball.


PITCHING MOUND : Shall be raised by a gradual slope to a height of ten inches above the level of home plate and the base paths.


RESTRAINING LINE : Located along first base, beginning 45 feet from home base and extending three feet beyond the first and second base line. The line, paralleling the first base foul line and extending three feet (36 inches) into foul territory, shall be marked with chalk or other white material two inches wide.


DISTANCE TO BACKDROP : Recommended distance from home plate to the backstop is 50 feet.


CATCHER'S BOX : By local option, the catcher's box may be rectangular in shape 43 inches wide and eight feet deep from the point of home plate or it may be triangular in shape extending eight feet from the rear of home plate, being a continuation of the foul lines, in which case the line closest to the backstop shall be 16 feet in length.



BASES : 60 feet


PITCHING : 43 feet


RECOMMENDED FENCES : 175 feet to 200 feet



BASES : 65 feet


PITCHING : 50 feet


RECOMMENDED FENCES : 175 feet to 200 feet