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High School Pitch Count Rules By State



The following is a look at how all 50 states are handling pitch count rules at the high school level in 2017. Only two states that sanction baseball do not have pitch limits for 2017–Massachusetts does not follow National High School Federation rules for baseball and Connecticut has days of rest restrictions but no pitch limits. Four states do not sanction high school baseball. Strictest States: Arizona, Maryland and Florida follow Pitch Smart recommendations by mandating stricter limits for younger high school pitchers. Both also follow Pitch Smart recommendations for days of rest. Laxest States: Massachusetts does not limit pitches. Connecticut does not limit a pitcher's maximum pitches in any one outing, although it does have rules for days of rest after pitching based on pitch counts. Oklahoma's pitch limit says that no pitcher may begin an inning after the reach 120 pitches, so a pitcher can pitch well more than 120 pitches in an outing. Louisiana adopted pitch limit rules, but delayed implementation until 2018. New York allows a pitcher to throw up to 125 pitches in a playoff game and pitchers can return on only two days rest after as many as 95 pitches.

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StateMaximum pitches allowedDays Of Rest
Ala.120, 100 for 9th and 10th graders26-50, 1 day, 51-75, 2 days, 76-120, 3 days
AlaskaProposal will be voted on in February
Ariz.105 (11th & 12th graders), 95 (9th & 10th graders)31-45, 1 day; 46-60, 2 days; 61-75, 3 days; 76+ 4 days
Ark.110 pitches31-60, 1 day; 61-85, 2 days; 85-110, 3 days
Calif.110 pitches31-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76+, 3 days
Colo.110 pitches36-60, 1 day; 61-85, 2 days; 86-110, 3 days
Conn.No limit26-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76-110, 3 days; Over 110, 5 days
Del.105 pitches26-50, 1 day; 51-80, 2 days; 81-105, 3 days
Fla.105 pitches (17-18 year olds), 95 (16 and under)31-45, 1 day; 46-60, 2 days; 61-75, 3 days; 76+, 4 days
Ga.110 pitches36-60, 1 day; 61-85, 2 days; 86-110, 3 days
Hawaii110 pitches36-60, 1 day; 61-85, 2 days; 86-110, 3 days
IdahoNot a sanctioned sport
Ill.105 pitches31-45, 1 day; 46-60, 2 days; 61-76, 3 days; 76-105, 4 days.
Ind.120 pitches36-60, 1 day; 61-80, 2 days; 81-100, 3 days; 101-120, 4 days
Iowa110 pitches26-40, 1 day; 41-65, 2 days; 66-90, 3 days; 91-110, 4 days
Kan.105 pitches31-45, 1 day; 46-60, 2 days; 61-75, 3 days; 76-105, 4 days.
Ky.120 pitches26-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76-120, 3 days.
*La.125 pitches31-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 75+, 3 days
Maine110 pitches21-39, 1 day; 40-65, 2 days; 66-95, 3 days; 96-110, 4 days.
Md.105 (11th & 12th grade), 95 (9th & 10th grade)31-45, 1 day; 46-60, 2 days; 61-75, 3 days; 76+ 4 days
Mass.No limitsNo limits
Mich.105 pitches
Minn.105 pitches31-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76-105, 3 days.
Miss.120 pitches26-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days, 76-105, 3 days; 106-120, 4 days
Mo.105 pitches, 95 for freshmen and sophomores.31-45, 1 day; 46-60, 2 days; 61-75, 3 days; 76-105, 4 days
Mont.Not a sanctioned sport
Neb.110 (120 during playoffs)26-35, 1 day; 36-60, 2 days; 61-85, 3 days; 86-110 (120), 4 days
Nevada110 pitchesNo more than 140 pitches or 11 innings in any 4-day span
N.H.120 pitches26-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76+, 3 days
N.J.110 pitches31-50, 1 day; 51-70, 2 days; 71-90, 3 days; 91-110, 4 days
N.M.120 pitches41-60, 1 day; 61-90, 3 days; 91-120, 4 days
N.Y.105 (125 in playoffs)31-65, 1 day; 66-95, 2 days; 96-105, 3 days
N.C.105 pitches31-45, 1 day; 46-60, 2 days; 61-75, 3 days; 76+, 4 days
N.D.120 pitches31-45, 1 day; 46-60, 2 days; 61-75, 3 days; 75+, 4 days
Ohio125 pitches31-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76+, 3 days
Okla.Can't start an inning after reaching 120 pitches36-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76-100, 3 days; 101+, 4 days
Ore.110 pitches26-45, 1 day; 46-60, 2 days; 61-85, 3 days; 86-110, 4 days
Penn.100 pitches26-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76-100, 3 days
R.I.110 pitches26-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76+, 3 days
S.C.110 pitches31-45, 1 day; 46-60, 2 days; 61-75, 3 days; 76-90, 4 days; 91-110, 5 days
S.D.Not a sanctioned sport
Tenn.120 pitches26-55, 1 day; 56-75, 2 days; 76-119, 3 days, 120 pitches, 4 days
Texas110 pitches31-45, 1 day; 46-65, 2 days; 66-85, 3 days; 86-110, 4 days
Utah110 pitches36-60, 1 day; 61-85, 2 days; 86-110, 3 days
Ver.120 pitches26-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76-120, 3 days
Va.110 pitches26-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76-100, 3 days; 100-110, 4 days
Wash.125 pitches36-60, 1 day; 61-90, 2 days; 91-125, 3 days
W.Va.110 pitches31-50, 1 day; 51-75, 2 days; 76-110, 3 days
Wisc.100 pitches31-49, 1 day; 50-75, 2 days; 75-100, 3 days
Wyo.Not a sanctioned sport
* Not implemented until 2018 season

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