(Please note, pitching rules are not the responsibility of the umpire, pitching questions should be directed to the Tournament Director or the Diamondkast Supervisor)
13U and 14U Only
- Daily Limits
- 13U-14U: Daily max is 21 outs OR 95 pitches.
The pitcher may finish the batter upon reaching the daily pitch count limit. I.E. A 13U pitcher begins the batter at 94 pitches he may finish the current hitter then must be removed from the game.
- Event Limits
- 7U-14U: Each Player is allowed 24 outs over a 3-day period.
- If a player records more than 9 outs in a day, they are required 2 days rest.
- 100 Pitch maximum over 2, 3 or 4 day events
- 140 Pitch maximum over 5+ day events
- Players can pitch in more than one game in a day if they do not exceed daily limits.
The pitcher may finish the batter upon reaching the event pitch count limit. I.E. A 13U pitcher begins the batter at 99 pitches he may finish the current hitter then must be removed from the game.
Once a player has been removed from pitching they may not return to the mound in the same game.
No pitcher shall appear in a game as a pitcher for three consecutive days, regardless of pitch counts. No pitcher shall appear in three games in the same day, regardless of pitch counts.
The definition to be utilized for the purpose of the pitching restrictions for end of a day shall be any time of night or day that the facility is closed and teams have a break in playing prior to the next days games.
Pitchers who record outs or pitch in a game that is forfeited will still have those outs/pitches counted toward their limitations.
Courtesy runner should be an available substitute. If the team is batting their entire lineup and no substitute is available, the last batted out can be used as the courtesy runner for the pitcher and catcher. If the last batted out is the pitcher or catcher, the courtesy runner will be the batter who made the most recent out that is not the pitcher or catcher. The Substitute cannot run for the same position player (pitcher or catcher) in the same game.