This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the new baseball pitch count rule that will take effect this spring.
Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.
Below is this week's segment – Pitch Counts - Listen
One of the most significant changes to the game of high school baseball will take place this coming spring with the institution of the new pitch count rule.
In past years, pitchers were limited to how much that they could throw based on outs or innings pitched. Starting in the spring of 2017, pitchers will now be limited to each individual pitch thrown.
The maximum number of pitches is 105 pitches in a game. Pitchers also have to have required days of rest whenever they throw at least 50 pitches, 75 pitches, or the maximum of 105. This new rule is yet another way player safety is the number one priority.
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