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Arbutus Little League - Since 1953, Everyday a Hit!

Machine Pitch (7-8yo)

Machine Pitch

  • League Age 6 to 8 years old.  Use the Little League Age Charts to find your child’s year of birth.
  • This division introduces hitting a ball pitched from a machine. A machine is used to ensure the balls are thrown straight and at a consistent speed.
  • This is a non-competitive division. Scores and standings are not kept. 
  • The role of the coaches is to develop basic baseball skills and demonstrate good sportsmanship.
  • This is about player safety and making the game fun. 
  • Each team will have no more than 12 players.


  • Spring season games are played twice per week - games could be played any day of the week except for Sunday.
  • Games are played on our Arbutus MS fields.

Player's Equipment

  • Spring season, all players are given a team shirt, pants, and a baseball hat.
  • Cleats (plastic) are strongly recommended.
  • Players must provide their own glove and helmet.  The league will provide bats, players may also use their own.
  • See Tips for Parents and Players webpage for info on getting the proper bat, helmet and glove.

Game Rules

  • Each game is 1 1/2 hours or 6 innings, hard stop at 2 hours.


  • Players should arrive at the field 30 minutes prior to their game to warm-up.
  • Players must clean their dugout at the conclusion of each game and practice.

Arbutus Little League

5525 Shelbourne Rd 
Arbutus, Maryland 21227
Email : [email protected]
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