New Baseball Pitching Rule:


AHSAA Pitching Rule (Using Pitch Count)

(Recommended by Baseball Coaches Committee and adopted by Central Board Vote (Oct. 21, 2015)

1.  AHSAA Pitching Limitation Rule (Applies to Varsity, Junior Varsity and Junior/Middle School games) -- (Regular Season and Championship Playoffs) is based on the number of (Legal and Illegal) pitches thrown in a day.  The pitch count is based on pitches thrown to the batters during their time at bat.  Warm up pitches allowed before each inning or those warm ups allowed by the umpire in case of injury or game delay do not count.  All NFHS Substitution and Pitching Rules must be followed.

The number of pitches is based on the level of pitching.  Specific rest periods are in place when a pitcher reaches a high threshold of pitches delivered in a day.

LEVEL                    PITCHES ALLOWED PER DAY

11th & 12th Graders                     120

9th & 10th Graders                      100

7th & 8th Graders                         85

The rest periods required during the 2017 regular and tournament season are listed below:

11th & 12th Graders:

*If a pitcher throws 76 or more pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.

*If a pitcher throws 51-75 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.

*If a pitcher throws 26-50 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar day of rest must be observed. 

*If a pitcher throws 1-25 pitches in a day no calendar day of rest is required before pitching again.

 

A calendar day means that if a pitcher throws 76 pitches on Tuesday that player may not pitch again until Saturday.  If they throw 25 pitches on Tuesday the player may pitch again on the next day which is Wednesday.  The starting time of the game does not matter in the calculation of when a pitcher is eligible to pitch again.

9th & 10th Graders:

*If a pitcher throws 76 or more pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.

*If a pitcher throws 51-75 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.

*If a pitcher throws 26-50 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar day of rest must be observed. 

*If a pitcher throws 1-25 pitches in a day no calendar day of rest is required before pitching again.

7th & 8th Graders:

*if a pitcher throws 76-85 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.

*If a pitcher throws 51-75 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.

*If a pitcher throws 26-50 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar day of rest must be observed. 

*If a pitcher throws 1-25 pitches in a day no calendar day of rest is required before pitching again.

Any pitcher at any level who reaches the maximum pitch count limitation allowed per day during an inning will be afforded the opportunity to finish pitching to the current batter at bat.


2. AHSAA Pitching Limitation Rule: is based on the number of pitches thrown in a day.  The pitch count is based on legal and illegal pitches thrown.  The use of an ineligible pitcher, one who has violated this rule, shall result in the forfeiture of the game in which the ineligible pitcher participated as a pitcher and the offending school will also be assessed a fine of $250.  The following is the number of allowable pitches and days’ rest needed.


3. Failure by host school to provide an Official Pitch Count Recorder for a VARSITY contest will result in a $250 fine and $125 for a JV, Middle School or Junior High contest.  Additional penalties, including suspension of pitching privileges for up to seven days, will be assessed for any pitchers that do not have their pitch count data reported on the AHSAA game Pitch Count Report.

 

AHSAA Number of Baseball Games Allowed- 2017
(Recommended by the AHSAA Baseball Coaches Committee and approved by the Central Board of Control, Oct. 21, 2015)

 

Number of Games Allowed-- Voted unanimously by the AHSAA Baseball Committee.

This baseball committee recommends the following number of Varsity baseball games allowed per season:

1A-6A-- 28 games, excluding “Spring Break” games, for an 8 week season and requests

7A-- 32 games, excluding “Spring Break” games, for a 9 week season

 

Non-Varsity (JV/Junior High/Middle School) games:

All Classes - 24 games, excluding “Spring Break” games, for an 8 week season



 

Rules Updates & Clarifications

 

TRANSFER RULE  A student is eligible in the school zone in which his/her parents reside. Any student who completes one year's attendance at a school outside his/her home school zone and fulfills all other requirements becomes eligible in that school. (This does not apply to foreign exchange students.)
     A student whose parents make a bona fide move completely from one school zone into another may transfer all his/her rights and privileges to the member school that serves the area where the parents reside.

 


 

                                                                              

                                                                                     

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Quick Dates, Facts

VARSITY
Contests Allowed:

2017 Season
Jan. 9--Throwing Only
Jan. 15--Schedules Due

Jan. 30—First Team Practice
Feb. 20--First Contest
April 15--Last Date For Area Game (1A-6A)
April 22--Last Day For Area Game (7A)
April 17—Classes 1A-6A Report Qualifiers (by 10 am)
April 24—Class 7A Reports Qualifiers (by 10 a.m.)

March 24--North-South Nominations Due


2017 Playoffs
April 21-22--1st Round (1A-6A)
April 28-29--2nd Round & 1st Round (7A)
May 5-6--3rd Round
May 12-13--Semi-Finals (1A-7A)
May 16-20--State Finals (Montgomery)

 
JH/MIDDLE SCHOOL
2017 Season
Jan. 9--Throwing Only
Jan. 30--First Team Practice
Feb. 20--First Contest

Apr. 20--End Of Season
Contests Allowed:

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