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MUSTANG & BRONCO PITCHING RULES

• Any Player on an in-house team, with the exception of call-ups, may pitch in a game.
• Once removed from the mound, a pitcher cannot return to the field as a pitcher.
• A pitcher must be removed after hitting three batters in a game.
• A pitcher must be removed after hitting two batters in the same inning.
• A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of the day.
• Pitchers will follow the below chart and how many days rest are required according to the number of pitches they have thrown in a day. Pitchers reaching their maximum number of pitches in a day, while pitching to a batter, may finish pitching to that batter before being removed. A pitcher is charged with the number of pitches in the specific calendar day and week they are pitched, regardless of whether they are SVBSA league games, SVBSA tournament or Metro/ACL games, the playoff of postponed games or suspended games, tie games, or exhibition games. Rest is calculated as per calendar day. No pitcher shall appear in a game as a pitcher for three consecutive days, regardless of pitch count. (Changed Dec 17)


REQUIRED REST (PITCHES)

AGE      DAILY MAX PITCHES     O DAYS   1 DAY     2 DAYS   3 DAYS   4 DAYS    5 DAYS

7-8       50         1-20     21-35     36-50     N/A       N/A       N/A

9-10       75          1-20     21-35     36-50     51-65     66+       N/A

11-12     85         1-20     21-35     36-50     51-65     66+       N/A

13-14     95          1-20     21-35     36-50     51-65     66+       N/A

15-16     95          1-30     31-45     46-60     61-75     76+       N/A

17-18     105         1-30     31-45     46-60     61-80     81+       N/A

19-22     120         1-30     31-45     46-60     61-80     81-105     106+

• A pitcher cannot pitch in more than one (1) game in a day.
• A pitcher cannot throw in more than six (6) innings in a calendar week.
• For MUSTANG only, a pitcher may pitch no more than two innings in one game.
• A calendar week is defined as 12:00 AM Sunday – 11:59 PM Saturday.
• A calendar day is defined from 12:00:01 AM to 11:59:59 PM that same day.
• One pitch constitutes pitching in a game and in a inning.
• Each game will have an official pitch count recorder ("OCPR”).
o The OCPR cannot be the manager of the team.
o The OCPR cannot be a coach who is on the field actively coaching.
o The OCPR cannot be the base or home umpire assigned to the game.
• Responsibilities of the OPCR:
o Shall inform the plate umpire when a pitcher has met his maximum number of pitches. This does not relieve the managers of their responsibility to remove  the pitcher in the event that the OPCR does not notify the managers.
o After each half inning, the OPCR will confer with both of the teams' managers to confirm the pitch count from the previous half inning.
• In the case that the Mustang 9- and 10-year-old leagues are combined, a 9-year-old must pitch at least 2 of the first 4 innings of the game. In other words, 9-year-olds must pitch 2 complete innings out of the first four innings of the game. (Added Dec 17)
• In the case that the Bronco 11- and 12-year-old leagues are combined, an 11-year-old must pitch at least 2 of the first 4 innings of the game. In other words, 11-year-olds much pitch 2 complete innings out of the first four innings of the game. (Added Dec 17) 
• Any violation of these pitching rules will result in the pitcher being deemed an “ineligible pitcher” and a protest shall be deemed to have been filed. Procedures for this violation then will follow PONY Rules regarding the use of an ineligible pitcher.

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PO Box 1599 
Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania 16066

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