Pitch Count

Game Pitch Limits

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.

League Age Players under 14 may not pitch in 3 consecutive days, regular season or tournament

Rest Required

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

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

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.
  • 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.
    • Note: The catcher receiving one pitch to a batter in the fourth inning constitutes having caught four (4) innings. Warm-up pitches do not count, only when the ball is live will the pitches count toward innings caught.

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 (not coming out of the batting order), can return as a pitcher anytime in the remainder of the game, but only once per game.