Grades 4 and 5Updated Friday March 18, 2016 by George B.
The Junior League is for Mt. Lebanon girls presently in grades 4 and 5. This league continues the emphasis on instruction started in the Instructional League, but also introduces the girls to competition. In other words, score is kept, umpires will call balls and strikes, three strikes and a player is out, three outs to each half inning, etc. Games are usually scheduled three times a week. Score is kept, but standings are not. Rules continue to encourage equitable participation to play and bat. The season ends with all teams participating in a tournament where 1st and 2nd place trophies are awarded, additionally team all stars will be selected to participate in the league's all star game (usually on the 3rd or 4th of July).
Teams in this league are organized around the various schools players attend, but, in order to ensure a competitive balance among the teams and introduce the players to girls from the other schools, normally there will be 3-4 girls from the same school on a team. As an example, it's not uncommon to have teams comprised of 4 players from school X, 3 from school Y, and 4 from school Z .