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Game Pitch Limits

League Age Pitch Limit per Day
17-18 105 pitches
13-16 95 pitches
11-12 85 pitches
9-10 75 pitches
7-8 50 pitches

Exception:  If a pitcher reaches the limit imposed in Regulation VI (c) for his/her league age while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs:

1. That batter reaches base;
2. That batter is put out;
3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning.

Rest Required

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

Pitches reached Calendar days rest required between games
66 or more four (4) days rest
51-65 three (3) days rest
36-50 two (2) days rest
21-35 one (1) day rest
1-20 no (0) days of rest

Pitchers league age 15-18 must adhere to the following rest requirements:

Pitches reached Calendar days rest required between games
76 or more four (4) days rest
61-75 three (3) days rest
46-60 two (2) days rest
31-45 one (1) day rest
1-30 no (0) days of rest

Calendar days rest: A calendar day of rest is a full calendar day between games. So if a pitcher pitches 35 pitches on Monday, he must rest Tuesday and is eligible to pitch on Wednesday.  If a pitch pitches 50 pitches on Monday, he must rest Tuesday and Wednesday. He is eligible to pitch on Thursday.

Other Important Pitching Limitations

Pitching/Catching Ban
  • A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.

Returning to the mound
  • Pitchers once removed from the mound may not return as pitchers.
  • Exception: Intermediate (50-70) Division/Junior League: A pitcher remaining in the game, but moving to a different position, can return as a pitcher anytime in the remainder of the game, but only once per game.