Posted by WWW.NRLL.ORG on Sep 30 2019 at 09:05AM PDT

Tryouts for North Reading’s 2020 Middlesex Big Diamond League Select Team – open to all of the town’s seventh and eighth graders – will take place Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Hood School.

North Reading is a founding member of the MBDL, a competitive Big Diamond league that features several local towns, including Wilmington, Woburn, Wakefield, Stoneham, and Lynnfield. The season features 12-14 games and runs from early April through the end of the May.

All players chosen for the Select Team will also play in the MBDL Senior Division.

Those 13s who aren’t chosen for the Select Team, or decide not to tryout, will be placed in the MBDL Intermediate Division, a 50/70 (50-foot pitching distance, 70-foot bases) league facing those same towns. The 14s not chosen or who don’t tryout will play in the 60/90 Senior Division. These are sign-up leagues open to all NRLL players.

MBDL schedules are designed to avoid conflicts to allow players to participate in both leagues.

In addition, 12-year-olds who are playing in NRLL Majors are eligible to play in the 50/70 Intermediate Division.

For more information about the North Reading MBDL tryouts, contact coach Marco Vittozzi at
(978) 857-8534. For more info about the MBDL structure for next spring, contact Ed Cady at