Pitching limitations – Regulation VI regarding pitch limits MUST be adhered to. (See MCLL website for summary). A player's pitch count for the purposes of day(s) rest threshold is determined by the first pitch thrown to their final batter.
The pitcher’s mound is set at 46 feet from home per LL Rules.
Any player who has played the position of catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day. The catcher receiving one pitch to a batter in the fourth inning constitutes having caught four (4) innings. Warm-up pitches do not count. (Regulation VI.a)
Any player who played the position of catcher for three innings or less, and delivers 21 pitches or more in the same day may not return to the catcher position, except if a pitcher reaches 20 pitches while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch and maintain their eligibility to play catcher until that batter reaches base, is retired, third out is made, or pitcher is removed prior to the batter completing the at-bat. (Regulation VI.a)
A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day, except if a pitcher reaches 40 pitches while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch and maintain their eligibility to play catcher until that batter reaches base, is retired, third out is made, or pitcher is removed prior to the batter completing the at-bat (Regulation VI.c)
Under no circumstances may a player pitch more than 3 consecutive days or more than one game in a day. (Regulation VI.d and k)
A pitcher is allowed eight (8) warm-up pitches between innings or one (1) minute, whichever comes first. An initial eight (8) pitches will be awarded to any pitcher entering the game. (LL Rule 8.03)
Managers and coaches may NOT warm up pitchers. (Regulation XIV.f)
No pitcher will be allowed to wear long white or gray sleeve shirts. Neoprene sleeves, if worn by a pitcher, must be covered by an undershirt. Any pitcher doing so will be asked to remove the shirt or sleeve, or will be removed from the pitcher’s position. (LL Rule 1.11.a.3)
There are illegal pitches but no balks in this division. (LL Rule 8.05)
If a pitcher hits three (3) batters “on the fly” in one game, the pitcher will be removed from and will not be eligible to return to the pitcher position for the remainder of the game. (Local Rule)
A manager or coach may come out twice in one inning to visit the pitcher, but the third time out, the player must be removed as pitcher. A manager may come out three times in one game to visit the pitcher, but the third time out the player must be removed as pitcher. 2 per inning, 3rd visit a removal; 3 per game, 4th visit a removal. (LL Rule 8.06)