Texas UIL committee sets revised pitch count limit

Texas UIL committee sets revised pitch count limit

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Texas UIL committee sets revised pitch count limit

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Chiles pitcher Bowden Francis pitches against NFC on February 20, 2014.

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All high school players will be limited to 110 pitches in a game, according to a recommendation made by the Texas UIL medical advisory committee, the Dallas Morning News reported.

A player also would be limited to a total of 110 pitches in a postseason series, which would include postponements that require games on consecutive days.

Junior high pitchers would be limited to a total of 85 pitches.

The revised recommendation follows an initial plan that would have different limits based on the age of the player.

The committee said the home team would designate the official pitch counter and the counter would not be allowed in the dugout.

The proposal must be passed by the UIL legislative council, but as the Morning News pointed out, every recommendation by the medical advisory council has been approved in the last 15 years.

The new limits are expected to go into effect this spring.

The National Federation of State High School Associations passed a rule over the summer that mandated states have pitch limits for the 2017 season, although each state can determine what those limits are.

 

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