Dudley Little League: Coaches

2014 Pitch Count Rules and Information

Pitch counts and game scores for Minor and Major baseball must be submitted by for every game.  If two Dudley teams are playing each other both teams must submit this information.  Most coaches send them shortly after game end.  Please email your pitch counts and scores to spoirier@charter.net.  

 

Viewable Pitch Counts for  Majors

Viewable Pitch Counts for Minors 

 

                                                      2014 Pitch Count Rules

The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position:
  
 

  • Players league age 11-12* are allowed a maximum of 85 pitches per game. 
  • Players league age 9-10* are allowed a maximum of 75 pitches per game.
  • Players league age 7-8* are allowed a maximum of 50 pitches per game.
*League age is a player's age as of 4/30/2011. 


Required Rest:

  • If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 51 - 65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 36 - 50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 21 - 35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed. 
  •  If a player pitches 0 - 20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest must is required. 
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.

Catching Limitations:

  • A player, who has played the position of catcher in four or more innings in a game, is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day. 

  • A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game CANNOT play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.

Definition of “calendar days” in the regulation: A calendar day is one full day as it is seen on a calendar. A calendar day begins at midnight and ends at midnight the following evening.

Examples

 

Example 1: If a pitcher in the Little League Major Division throws 70 pitches in a game on Saturday morning, that pitcher cannot pitch again until Thursday, when he/she has had four calendar days of rest (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). It makes no difference what time of day the pitcher pitched on Saturday, as the rest period does not begin until midnight on the day of the game pitched.

Example 2: A league age 12 pitcher delivers 70 pitches in a game on Monday when the game is suspended. The game resumes on the following Friday. The pitcher is not eligible to pitch in the resumption of the game because he/she has not observed the required four days of rest (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).  Their first eligible day to pitch would be Saturday of the same week.

Example 3: A league age 12 pitcher delivers 70 pitches in a game on Monday when the game is suspended. The game resumes on Saturday. The pitcher is eligible to pitch up to 85 more pitches in the resumption of the game because he/she has observed the required four days of rest.

Example 4:  A league age 12 pitcher delivers 70 pitches in a game on Monday when the game is suspended. The game resumes two weeks later. The pitcher is eligible to pitch up to 85 more pitches in the resumption of the game, provided he/she is eligible based on his/her pitching record during the previous three days (or four days, if the league is using Option 2). 

Refer to the Official Regulations and Playing Rules (VI - Pitchers) for the full details of the Little League pitch count rules.

Quick Chart

Age

Max

Pitches

11-12

85

9-10

75

7-8

50


#Pitches

#Days

Rest  

1-20

0

21-35

1

36-50

2

51-65

3

66+

4



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Dudley Little League, pitch count violations will require the pitcher to be unavailable to pitch for 7 days from the last game pitched and game results will be automatically reviewed by the Board of Directors to determine if a forfeit is in order.



Tuesday, April 15
Minor League rules
Home field rules apply in Inter League play (ILP) as well as Dudley vs Dudley games so here are ours for this year at Crawford Field.
 
Dudley Home Field Rules for Minor League Play:
 
1. Unlimited stealing from first to second and from second to third.
 
2. We only steal home after two outs and one pitch are recorded in an inning. If a kid strikes out creating the 2 out,  a kid on third can not steal home, that why it is 2 outs and one pitch.
 
3. No double steals.
 
4. 4 runs per inning retired the side or of course three outs.
 
5. No leading, kids can attempt to steal once the pitched ball crosses the vertical plane of the plate.
 
6. Pitch counts apply per Little League International rules. (I have a cheat sheet for that)
 
7. No in-field fly rule as the kids at this level try and catch the ball at all times. No trickery permitted.
 
8. We have no "catchable ball rule" for stealing,..kids can run on a pass ball of any variety or on a strike for that matter.
 
9. Full roster batting.
 
10. 2 hour game time limit on week day games. . We can not start a fresh inning post the two hour mark. Weekend game can go longer to get in the full 6 innings provided there are no conflicts with a game scheduled later then yours on the same day.
 
11. Over throws on steals if the catcher over throws second or third the base runner can not advance to the next base.
 
12. Over throws on batted and fielded balls the base runner can advance to the next base at his own risk. ( e.g. Infielder over throws 1st base the runner can advance to second at his own risk.)
 
13. Walks with second base open are just that we don't encourage our kids to advance to second trying to catch the opposing pitcher and catcher off guard. No "chicken running" is allowed.
 
14. If first base is open we don't encourage our kids run to first on a dropped third strike.
15. Strike zone one ball diameter inside and outside of the plate, knees to the neck. 


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