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FYB Pitching Rules

FYB will play by the following pitching rules during the spring season. These rules have been adopted from the Little League association for youth baseball. The basic rules state how many pitches are allowed per day as well as the minimum amount of rest required between outings.

Maximum pitches per day: Please note ages are league age as of May 1.

Age: 11 – 12    85 pitches

Age:   9 – 10    75 pitches

Age:   7 – 8      50 pitches

Minimum rest days for players 14 & under:

66 or more pitches:  4 full calendar days

51 – 65 pitches:        3 full calendar days

36 – 50 pitches:        2 full calendar days

21 – 35 pitches:        1 full calendar days

1 – 20 pitches:          0 days

1. If the maximum number of pitches is reached for a pitcher during an at-bat, that pitcher may continue until the current batter is either retired or safely reaches base.

2. Once a pitcher is removed from the mound, they cannot return as a pitcher, including the starting pitcher.

3. Once a pitcher is removed from the mound, they can play any other defensive position.

4. Catchers may move from the catcher’s position to pitcher.

5. Warm-up pitches do not count. Pitches that result in foul balls do count as pitches thrown.

6. During a game, each team will count pitches for each pitcher, their own as well as their opponent. Discrepancies will be resolved between innings. After the game, each team will report their pitch counts to the Pitch Count Log Book located in the concession stand. Failure to report a pitcher’s pitch count will result in the maximum rest required before pitching again.

8. Pitches thrown during a suspended game shall count towards eligibility regardless of when the game is resumed. This means that if a 12 year old pitcher throws 44 pitches before the game is suspended, that pitcher is required to rest 2 full calendar days before pitching again. Once the game is resumed, either the same day or a different day, the pitchers of record may pitch to the extent of their eligibility for that day, provided the pitcher has observed the required days of rest.

Note: A calendar day is observed as a day as it appears on a calendar, no partial days are observed as a 24 hour time period beginning when the pitcher is removed from the mound.

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