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Softball Pitching Rules

Regular Season Pitching Rules – Softball

Regulation VI – PITCHERS

(a) Any player on the team roster may pitch. EXCEPTION: Minor League: A player who has attained a league age of twelve (12) is not eligible to pitch in the Minor League. Junior League: A local league Board may prohibit 15-year-olds from pitching within the Junior Division.

(b) Minors/Little League (Majors): A player may pitch in a maximum of twelve (12) innings in a day. If a player pitches in seven (7) or more innings in a day, one calendar day of rest is mandatory. Delivery of a single pitch constitutes having pitched in an inning.

Junior/Senior League: No pitching restrictions apply.

NOTE: The local league Board of Directors or District may impose additional pitching limitations during the Regular Season and interleague.

Pitching Restrictions for 12 year olds participating in Majors and Junior League or Senior League

For a 12-year-old participating in the Major and Junior or Senior League Divisions as permitted under Regulation IV(a), the pitching rules and regulations regarding days of rest that are pertinent to the division in which the pitcher is used will apply to that game. Innings pitched previously in both divisions are taken into account when determining the eligibility of the pitcher for a particular game, with respect to days of rest and number of innings available.

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