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Pitching Regulations for 2017

Jan 10, 2017 12:54 PM
Jason DePalma

In our best effort to protect our young pitchers arms, there will be some new pitching regulations for the 2017 spring season. If a child is a player in another league or on another team outside of Norwalk Cal Ripken, that player WILL NOT be permitted to pitch during the House League Regular Season and Playoffs. Players are permitted to participate in other leagues.

On a national level. the following is from the International Board of Directors for Babe Ruth Baseball. Norwalk Cal Ripken will be adhering to these guidelines at a minumum. It is our responsibility to protect young arms. 

The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2017 season.  These changes will be reflected in the 2017 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations.

  1. Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth 13-15 Baseball, and Babe Ruth 16-18 Baseball - Tournament Pitching Rules These pitch count limitations will apply to all tournament games played in District, Area, State, Regional and World Series competition and will completely replace Tournament Regulation Rule 11.05, Paragraph 4 (innings pitch).  For the local league season, leagues are still permitted to use pitching limitations as defined in Rule 0.06 and under Local League Options – Pitch Count.

There are no limitations on the number of innings a pitcher may pitch in a tournament (bracket or pool play) game subject to the following pitch count limitations:

 

TOURNAMENT PITCHING REST REQUIREMENTS 

 AGE

 DAILY MAX (PITCHES IN GAME/DAY)

 REST PERIOD

0 Days

1 Day

2 Days

7-8

50

1-20

21-35

36+

9-10

75

1-40

41-65

66+

11-12

85

1-40

41-65

66+

13-15

95

1-45

46-75

76+

16-18

105

1-45

46-75

76+

 

 

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