Pitch Count

first_imgThere is a lot of discussion going on about limiting the number of pitches a high school student should be allowed to throw in a baseball game.  A majority of states today have issued some type of innings pitched or pitch count rule.  Indiana is no exception.The IHSAA approved a “pitch count” rule.  It is as follows:1-35 pitches–no days rest needed36-60–1 day rest61-80–2 days rest81-100–3 days rest101–120–4 days restThis, of course, protects a high school pitcher during the high school season, but it does not address how often this same young man may throw during the off-season.  Most of the good ones play either on a traveling team or in some type of summer league.  There are no set rules for those.  This is a step in the right direction, but it will still take common sense to protect young arms.last_img

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