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Pitching Rules Quick Reference 


A pitcher once removed from the mound, may not return to pitch on the same day. A manager cannot break-up the pitch limit on the same calendar day. The only exception to this rule is Juniors/Seniors Divisions

The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position:


League Age:
13-16 – 95 pitches per day
11-12 – 85 pitches per day
9-10 – 75 pitches per day
7-8 – 50 pitches per day

Pitchers league age 14 and under must adhere to the following rest requirements:

If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 51-65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.


Exceptions to both above: If a pitcher reaches the limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch through the at-bat.

Note 1: A pitcher who delivers more than 40 pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day. 
Note 2: Any player who has played the position of catcher in four or more innings in a game is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day. This means that if he catches 3 innings, plus one pitch into the the fourth, he cannot pitch the rest of the day. 


Finish at-bat rule DOES NOT apply to above catcher restrictions.

Pitchers league age 15-16 must adhere to the following rest requirements. Finish at-bat also applies. :

  • If a player pitches 76 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 61-75 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 46-60 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 31-45 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 1-30 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.

 

Remember: 

  1. Each league must designate the scorekeeper or another game official as the official pitch count recorder.
  2. The pitch count recorder must provide the current pitch count for any pitcher when requested by either manager or any umpire. However, the manager is responsible for knowing when his/her pitcher must be removed.
  3. The official pitch count recorder should inform the umpire when a pitcher has delivered his/her maximum limit of pitches for the game.
  4. A player may not pitch in more than one game in a day.
  5. Pitches delivered in games declared suspended due to weather shall be charged against pitcher’s eligibility.
  6. In suspended games resumed on another day, the pitchers of record at the time the game was halted may continue to pitch to the extent of their eligibility for that day, provided said pitcher has observed the required days of rest.