Pitching Eligibility rules continue without change from one round of games
just finished to the next round of games about to start.
A violation of the Pitching Eligibility Rules constitutes a forfeit of the game in
which the violation took place.
The withdrawal of an ineligible pitcher after that pitcher is announced, or
after a subsequent pitch is delivered, but before the player has pitched a ball
to a batter, shall not be considered a violation. The new pitcher must pitch to
at least one batter, to completion, upon entrance.
No player will be allowed to pitch in two separate games on the same
Players cannot pitch on three consecutive days, regardless of previous pitch
A “Calendar day” is defined as a full day on the calendar in which a player is
ineligible to pitch. It does not mean that a player can rest for 24 hours and
then be eligible (i.e. – pitch in the morning on Saturday and the
afternoon/evening on Sunday). The sole exception is detailed in 11.0
OFFICIAL GAMES; 11.2.
A batter/runner may advance on a dropped third strike at the A and B
Division levels, but not at the C or D levels.
Intentional walks shall be automatic. If a team wishes to walk a given batter,
the manager shall call time out and notify the plate umpire. The batter will
automatically be awarded first base. This may be done at any point during
the at-bat and any pitches not thrown will not count towards a pitcher’s pitch
All players will be governed by the Pitch Smart guidelines for his/her age
group. For example, an age-defined 10-year-old playing in the B Division can
throw up to 75 pitches in a day (not 85).
Pitchers may exceed their daily max limit (50, 75, or 85) in order to complete
an active at-bat. In addition, if a pitcher begins an at-bat under any pitch
count threshold (i.e., under 50 pitches), they will be permitted to complete
the active at-bat and then be credited with pitching only the pitch count
threshold (i.e., 50 pitches) which they passed in the at-bat provided they are
removed immediately following said at-bat.
Any pitcher removed from his/her position as pitcher may not pitch again in
the same game.
The winning team shall be required to enter all pitching information into the
website (including all pitchers from BOTH teams). It is advisable that teams
confer during games to ensure all pitch count totals are accurate.