PITCHER PARTICIPATION AND RULES (Minors, Majors, Juniors, Seniors)
a) Bloomingdale Youth Sports Association will adhere to the pitch count guidelines as set forth in the chart below for all Spring seasons which includes post season play.
b) Pitching in consecutive days will be permitted per the above chart. However, a pitcher will be prohibited from having pitching appearances in three consecutive days.
c) Once a pitcher is removed from the mound, he may not return to the game as a pitcher.
d) Games in which an ineligible pitcher has been used shall be declared forfeited. The withdrawal of an ineligible pitcher after the pitcher is announced or after a warm-up pitch is delivered but before that pitcher has pitched a ball to a batter shall not be considered a violation. This rule applies to both regular season as well as post season league tournament games. Bloomingdale Youth Sports Association urges all managers to prevent forfeits.
e) A manager determined to be in violation of these pitch count rules will be required to appear in front of the following panel for review of the inappropriate actions that were taken by the offending manager(President, Vice President and Player Agent for that division). Additionally, the manager will receive a written warning outlining the offense from this panel. A second violation of the pitch count guidelines will result in an automatic one week suspension of the offending manager. A suspended manager will not be eligible for All-Star coaching consideration. A third violation will result in complete revocation of manager duties for the remainder of the season.
f) All game pitches will be counted towards pitch count, including suspended games and those officially declared as “no game” (includes all weather related, rain, or lightning delays and any games suspended for any reason).