Getting behind in the count

High school baseball teams adjusting to new pitch-count rule

THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers varsity baseball coach Kim Losik has made a few more trips out to the mound than normal this season.
Losik, like other coaches around the state, has had to keep a closer eye on the workload of his pitching staff this spring.
Like it or not, high school baseball coaches around the state are adjusting to a new pitch-count rule instituted at the beginning of the 2017 season.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association adopted the new guidelines after the National Federation of High School Baseball Rules Committee required that Michigan and other states around the country tweak the pitch-count regulations in order to protect young players’ arms from injury.
The new regulations for high school baseball in grades 9-12 limits a pitcher to 105 pitches per day.
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