West Seattle Baseball has approved the following pitching plan to develop healthy arms and promote pitching opportunities for a large number of players. Parents and coaches are encouraged to work together to make sure that players are building strength without putting themselves as risk physically. The table below lists the approved limits for Pitchers participating in WSB regular and post season play.
JANUARY 1 THRU APRIL 30
MAY 1 THRU POST SEASON
NUMBER OF PITCHES
PITCH AGAIN ON
If a pitcher, in any division, exceeds any threshold during a particular batter and then is pulled from the game, the pitcher may rest the required days for the previous threshold. (For instance, on Saturday if a Mustang pitcher starts pitching to a batter having thrown 32 pitches and finishes the batter having thrown 37 pitches, he would require 1 day rest and could pitch again on Monday.)
Mustang and Bronco pitchers may pitch in more than one game per day as long as they do not throw more than 20 pitches in the first game. Pinto cannot exceed 15 in the first game. The sum of the pitches in both games may not exceed the maximum number of pitches per day.
Players who play in two divisions must abide by the rules in which they last pitched.
The rest period is calculated as calendar days, not 24 hour periods. This rest period begins midnight of the day on which the player last pitched, and concludes at midnight following the required number of calendar days. So, if a player pitches on Monday and requires two days of rest, he or she cannot pitch again until Thursday.
A pitcher that throws more than 40 pitches in a game may not then play the catcher position in that game (Threshold Rule Applies). A player that plays the catcher position more than three innings in a game may not then pitch in that day. A player that plays catcher and then enters the game as pitcher, may not catch again in that game.
A pitcher that throws more than 35 pitches in a game may not then play the catcher position in that game (Threshold Rule Applies). A player that plays the catcher position more than two innings in a game may not then pitch in that day. A player that plays catcher and then enters the game as pitcher, may not catch again in that game.