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MSHSAA Board of Directors ratify, set baseball pitching limits

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The Missouri High School Activities Association [MHSAA] has set and approved limits for high school baseball pitchers. The limits were set on Wednesday [Dec. 7] and go into effect next season.

In June, the National High School Federation [NHFS] asked each state federation to develop its own policy with an emphasis on protecting pitchers from arm injuries.

In Missouri, the parameters and guidelines are broken down by each individual class. For example, freshmen and sophomores will be allowed a maximum pitch count of 95 per game while junior and senior pitch limits will be 105 pitches per game.

Also, there is a required rest period of at least a day and pitchers will pitch no more than two days in succession. All high school pitchers must be given a minimum of four days’ rest after throwing 76 or more pitches in a game. Pitchers are not allowed to throw more than 100 innings in any calendar year.

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