Baseball Manual Pitch Count Implementation
Pitch Count Implementation
- Rest Chart
- General Expectations
- Pitch Count Accountability and Reporting
UIL Pitching Regulations and procedures apply to all levels of play (Junior High, Freshman, JV, and Varsity).
Each game will need an official pitch counter provided by the home team. The official pitch counter will not be allowed to be in the dugout for varsity games. Coaches/team representative should meet between innings to verify counts. Pitch counts will be verified at the conclusion of the game with a signature on a verification form.
DEC will establish the means for the record of tracking pitches and the protocol for game reporting for both pre-season and district play. DEC will maintain record of pitch counts and establish procedures accordingly.
The home team is responsible for submitting the verification form to their District Chair within 48 hours of the end of the contest for filing.
District Chairs are responsible for keeping the Certification and providing access to those numbers when requested.
In post season, official pitch count verification forms must be uploaded to the UIL on the UIL Baseball web page. The home team will provide the official pitch counter (the same as in regular season games).
Should any dispute arise, the primary source for final pitch count will be the official pitch counter supplied by the home team.
Umpires will NOT have any kind of jurisdiction or involvement in pitch count.
In tournament play – the home team may keep the official pitch counts in the dugout.
Alleged violations of the Pitch Count Rule occurring during the regular season will be handled by the District Executive Committee in accordance with section 29 of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules.
Alleged violations of the Pitch Count Rule occurring during the post season will be handled by the State Executive Committee in accordance with section 27 of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules.