Y-A baseball coaches, players adapt to pitch-count rule

Posted: April 14, 2017 in Baseball

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When the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association approved a new pitch-count guideline back in January, York Catholic head coach Joe Gurreri understood the reasoning behind it.

Simply put, not all innings for a pitcher are equal.

When the PIAA formerly monitored pitchers on an innings-limit basis, they could only throw 14 innings per week, with mandatory days of rest between appearances based on how many innings they threw in the previous outing. However, a pitcher could throw more than 100 pitches to get through four or five innings — a very taxing day — but it wouldn’t require as much rest, when compared to a complete game that required just 80 pitches.

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