Greater Victoria Baseball Association

Pitch Count Rules

This text is copied out of the BC Minor Baseball PDF for 2016 – Page 75 under Rule 24.
The current year’s rules are in affect; this is just a copy located here for convenience and may not necessarily be up to date.

2016 Pitch Count Maxes from BCMBA 2016 Rulebook

a better formatted copy will be forthcoming

Rule 24: Pitching Rules
24.01 Number of Pitches and Required Rest
Division Spring Season Single or Summer Season
10U & 11U
1-25 Pitches = No Rest
26-40 Pitches = 2 Night Rest
41-55 Pitches = 3 Nights Rest
56-65 Pitches = 4 Nights Rest
66-75 Pitches = 5 Nights Rest
75 Pitches Maximum in a Day
Same as spring numbers.
1-35 pitches = no rest
36-55 pitches = 2 nights rest
56-75 pitches = 3 nights rest
1-45 pitches = no rest
46-70 pitches = 2 nights rest
71-85 pitches = 3 nights rest
1-35 pitches = no rest
36-65 pitches = 2 nights rest
66-85 pitches = 3 nights rest
1-45 pitches = no rest
46-75 pitches = 2 nights rest
76-95 pitches = 3 nights rest
18U (Midget) 1-45 pitches = no rest
46-65 pitches = 2 nights rest
66-100 pitches = 3 nights rest
1-50 pitches = no rest
51-75 pitches = 2 nights rest
76-115 pitches = 3 nights rest
(105 for 18U AA) 
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 night’s 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 pitcher’s 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
(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
 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.

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