Rule 24: Pitching Rules
24.01 Number of Pitches and Required Rest
Division Spring Season Single or Summer Season
Note #2: Pitches thrown in warm-up, bullpen, or ruled no pitch by the umpire because time was called prior to the pitch, or thrown when ruled no pitch due to a balk do not count towards pitch count.
Note #3: Pitch count is recorded after each game. A pitcher who requires rest after the first game of the day cannot pitch in the second game. Example: A 15U (Bantam) AAA pitcher who throws 50 pitches in game one is ineligible to pitch in game two.
Note #4: If a pitcher has two appearances in the same day his total pitch count for the day is combined for the purpose of rest. Example 1: A 15U (Bantam) AAA pitcher who throws 30 pitches in game one and 40 pitches in game two has thrown 70 pitches for the day and requires 2 nights rest.
Note #5: The following is a definition of a nights rest. Example: Pitcher requires three nights rest after throwing a 1PM game on a Sunday. Pitcher rests Sunday night, Monday night, and Tuesday night and can pitch when he wakes up on Wednesday morning.
24.02 Exceeding Limits to Finish Batter
A pitcher is permitted to exceed the maximum limit (for a day) to complete pitching to a batter.
Note #1: Example #1: Pitcher starts a hitter at 43 pitches. At the end of the hitter the pitcher has thrown 47 pitches and the pitcher is removed. The pitchers pitch count is recorded as 47 and he requires two nights rest. Example 2: Pitcher starts a hitter at 93 pitches. At the end of the hitter the pitcher has thrown 97 pitches. The pitcher must be removed and his pitch count is recorded as 95.
24.03 Pitching on Consecutive Days
Pitchers are not permitted to pitch on four (4) consecutive days. A player can only pitch on a third (3rd) consecutive day if ALL the following conditions are met....
(i) Games are during Spring Tournaments, Summer, Single Seasons or Provincials.
(ii) His/her total pitch count on the 2 previous days does not exceed Spring no rest limit during Spring and does not exceed the Single Season or Summer Season no rest limit for his/her Division as defined under Rule 24.01.
Example: A 13U pitcher may only pitch on a 3rd day, if his/her combined total for days 1 and 2 does not exceed 35 pitches.
24.04 Pitching and Catching on the same day
Pitching and catching on the same day is permitted at all age divisions in league and championship play between B.C.B.A. teams unless a tournament is a Western or National hosted in BC, in which case the current Canadian Baseball Rule applies.