Baseball & Softball
City of Middleton Recreation Programs
The City of Middleton Recreation Department offers Introduction to Baseball and Introduction to Tee Ball programs in the summer for youth ages 4 to 7. These programs are offered one time per week at Parisi Park and focus on instruction and play. Recreation staff provide instruction. Find the program information on Rec Desk and in our summer program guide!
West Middleton Baseball & Softball Leagues: 2023 Season
The Town of Middleton has contracted with the City of Middleton Recreation Division to manage its baseball and softball programs for youth age 8 and under. This includes Tee-ball, Baseball 101 (formerly called Coach Pitch), Softball 101 (formerly called Girls' Softball Little Brewers), and Machine Pitch. Practice and game start times vary between 5:30 and 6:45pm at Pioneer Park.
**2 rain dates will be built in rain makeup dates. The last possible night of games would be on July 26th.
Click the program code in the table below for additional program information and to register.
Tee Ball (sold out)
June 6 to July 20
Baseball 101 (sold out)
May 17 to July 19
May 15 to July 19
Machine Pitch (sold out)
May 16 to July 18
**No classes will be held on July 3rd or 4th**
West Middleton Program Overview & FAQ's
All home games will continue to be played at Pioneer Park. Practices and games start time vary between 5:30 and 6:45pm. All West Middleton Baseball/Softball Programs are introductory programs, so score is not kept. All players bat and play an equal amount of time in the field. In addition, coaches are on the field to facilitate teaching. All Players will receive a tee-shirt & hat/visor with registration.
This is an all-volunteer parent lead program. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in practices and games. The more involvement the parent has, the more fun it will be for the child.
The Softball 101 program is a developmental league for players ages 6-8. This league is a player’s first exposure to live pitching using an 11" soft shell softball. Pitching is done by coaches to ensure safety and to adjust to each player’s ability. Games/Practices will take place on Monday & Wednesdays beginning the week of May 15th.
The Baseball 101 program is a developmental league for players ages 6. This in house league is a player’s first exposure to live pitching, but still uses a softer baseball. Pitching is done by coaches to ensure safety and to adjust to each player’s ability. Games/Practices will take place on Monday & Wednesdays beginning the week of May 15th.
Machine Pitch Baseball is a league for players ages 7-8. A pitching machine will be used to pitch to the players while they bat. By controlling the pitches with a pitching machine, there is more action at the plate and in the field. Fear of being hit by a pitched ball is diminished, making the game safer and helps improve the playing confidence and ability of all participants. Games/Practices will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning the week of May 16th.
The Big Red Bat Tee Ball League, is a program for boys and girls ages 4-5. This program is designed to introduce the players to the game and start to develop their basic skills. No score is kept, and the primary emphasis is placed on the kids having FUN! All players bat and are in the field every inning. A BIG RED BAT (plastic) will be used along with a whiffle ball. A softer baseball and/or tennis ball will be introduced as the season progresses and confidence gains. Games/Practices will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning the week of June 6th.
***Program Modifications will be made with the most current Public Health of Dane County Guidelines. We will update families with any changes and send out those guidelines after May 1***
Opportunities for Youth Ages 9 and Above
The City of Middleton offers and administers baseball and softball programming for children ages 4 to 8. Developmental programs for youth aged 9 and up are offered by the parent-run organization Middleton Baseball and Softball Commission and the Cross Plains Recreational Department.
Middleton Baseball and Softball Commission
For information regarding the Middleton Baseball and Softball Commission, please visit: