Warren County Youth Baseball Softball Assoc. (Warren, PA): Major Divison (age 11-12)
Boys Majors Division Manager: Jameson Shepherd (email@example.com)
Girls Majors Division Manager: Scott Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Misc. Major Division Info
Practice: begins April 22nd
Handout: Pitching Log
Pitcher/Catcher Rules - Boys Baseball
Pitcher to Catcher: A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.
Catcher to Pitcher: Anyone who played the position of catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game, is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day.
Pitch Count - Boys Baseball
- age 11 -12 85 pitches per day max
- 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest
- 51 - 65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest
- 36 - 50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest
- 21 - 35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest
- 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest
EXCEPTION: If a pitcher reaches a day(s) of rest threshold 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 retired; 3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning or the game. The pitcher will only be required to observe the calendar day(s) of rest for the threshold he/she reached during that at-bat, provided that pitcher is removed or the game is completed before delivering a pitch to another batter.
Dropped 3rd Strike
When does it matter?
A dropped third strike only matters when first base is unoccupied OR there are two outs. If there is a runner on first base and less than two outs, then a dropped third strike doesn't matter and the batter is out.
What can the batter Do?
Once a batter either looks at strike three or swings and misses at strike three and the ball is either not caught or dropped by the catcher, the batter becomes a runner and can attempt to make it to first base before either being tagged by the catcher or thrown out at first base.
What if the runner at first is stealing?
If there are less than two outs, it doesn't matter. Even on an attempted steal, first base is considered occupied and the batter is out.
What happens when there are two outs?
When there are two outs the same rule applies with the addition that first base can be occupied. In this situation a force play can be created on other bases in addition to either tagging out the batter or throwing him out at first.
Example: Bases loaded, two outs. Catcher drops the third strike. A force play has now been created at all bases as all runners must try to advance. Catcher can simply step on home plate for the force at home and third out. He doesn't have to make the out on the batter.