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    Taken from IESA website:

    Baseball Pitch Count Limitation

    The Board approved the recommendation by the Baseball Advisory Committee to change the pitching limitation rule that is currently in place from a maximum of 7 innings in one day to a pitch count limitation with mandatory rest between pitching appearances based on the number of pitches thrown on a given day. The new rules will go into effect starting with the fall 2017 season. The change follows the mandate from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) that high schools across the country institute pitch count limitations beginning with the 2017 spring season. "The IESA baseball advisory committee received feedback from a number of middle school/jr. high coaches to set the pitch count limitation," said IESA Executive Director Steve Endsley. "Even though we have had a pitch limitation in place for the last 30-35 years, it was based on a seven (7) inning maximum limitation per day. Obviously, there were times in the course of seven innings, when a pitcher might throw an inordinate amount of pitches and still be in compliance with our rule as it was based on innings and not actual pitches. Our new rule is much safer for young pitchers and goes a long way to protecting the health of our student-athletes. The IESA pitch count limitation is fewer pitches than what is allowed at the IHSA level as it should be." The new IESA pitch count limitation allows a pitcher to throw a maximum of 90 pitches in one day. If a pitcher throws 66-90 pitches in one day, four days of rest must follow; if a pitcher throws 51-65 pitches in one day, three days of rest must follow; if a pitcher throws 36-50 pitches in one day, two days of rest must follow; if a pitcher throws 21-35 pitches in one day, one day of rest must follow; and if a pitcher throws 1-20 pitches in a day, he can pitch the next day but is limited to a maximum of 70 pitches the second day. The pitch count rules apply to regular season contests as well as the entire IESA state series. The complete IESA pitch count limitations are available by clicking on this link: http://www.iesa.org/documents/activi...tationRule.pdf

    Also some interesting comments about seeding...go to www.iesa.org and click on the synopsis of the January board meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goredbirds View Post
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    Also some interesting comments about seeding...go to www.iesa.org and click on the synopsis of the January board meeting.
    If the IESA would allow all of votes to be seen be each team in a regional this would be appropriate and reduce this type of behavior. There are plenty of reasons to not seed teams based strictly on record; however, these are typically consistent amongst the other coaches (or at least the ones that take the time to actually look at records and schedules teams play) and play out accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goredbirds View Post
    Taken from IESA website:

    Baseball Pitch Count Limitation

    The Board approved the recommendation by the Baseball Advisory Committee to change the pitching limitation rule that is currently in place from a maximum of 7 innings in one day to a pitch count limitation with mandatory rest between pitching appearances based on the number of pitches thrown on a given day. The new rules will go into effect starting with the fall 2017 season. The change follows the mandate from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) that high schools across the country institute pitch count limitations beginning with the 2017 spring season. "The IESA baseball advisory committee received feedback from a number of middle school/jr. high coaches to set the pitch count limitation," said IESA Executive Director Steve Endsley. "Even though we have had a pitch limitation in place for the last 30-35 years, it was based on a seven (7) inning maximum limitation per day. Obviously, there were times in the course of seven innings, when a pitcher might throw an inordinate amount of pitches and still be in compliance with our rule as it was based on innings and not actual pitches. Our new rule is much safer for young pitchers and goes a long way to protecting the health of our student-athletes. The IESA pitch count limitation is fewer pitches than what is allowed at the IHSA level as it should be." The new IESA pitch count limitation allows a pitcher to throw a maximum of 90 pitches in one day. If a pitcher throws 66-90 pitches in one day, four days of rest must follow; if a pitcher throws 51-65 pitches in one day, three days of rest must follow; if a pitcher throws 36-50 pitches in one day, two days of rest must follow; if a pitcher throws 21-35 pitches in one day, one day of rest must follow; and if a pitcher throws 1-20 pitches in a day, he can pitch the next day but is limited to a maximum of 70 pitches the second day. The pitch count rules apply to regular season contests as well as the entire IESA state series. The complete IESA pitch count limitations are available by clicking on this link: http://www.iesa.org/documents/activi...tationRule.pdf
    21 pitches gets you a rest day... really.... this is getting silly. Waiting for the pitching machines to take over
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    I've told my son that he might as well play junior high baseball as he is guaranteed to get to pitch.
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    How is this going? I don't think there is a way to keep track similar to what IHSA had as far as logging pitch counts. I assume it is on the "honors" system?




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    Quote Originally Posted by goredbirds View Post
    Taken from IESA website:

    Baseball Pitch Count Limitation

    The Board approved the recommendation by the Baseball Advisory Committee to change the pitching limitation rule that is currently in place from a maximum of 7 innings in one day to a pitch count limitation with mandatory rest between pitching appearances based on the number of pitches thrown on a given day. The new rules will go into effect starting with the fall 2017 season. The change follows the mandate from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) that high schools across the country institute pitch count limitations beginning with the 2017 spring season. "The IESA baseball advisory committee received feedback from a number of middle school/jr. high coaches to set the pitch count limitation," said IESA Executive Director Steve Endsley. "Even though we have had a pitch limitation in place for the last 30-35 years, it was based on a seven (7) inning maximum limitation per day. Obviously, there were times in the course of seven innings, when a pitcher might throw an inordinate amount of pitches and still be in compliance with our rule as it was based on innings and not actual pitches. Our new rule is much safer for young pitchers and goes a long way to protecting the health of our student-athletes. The IESA pitch count limitation is fewer pitches than what is allowed at the IHSA level as it should be." The new IESA pitch count limitation allows a pitcher to throw a maximum of 90 pitches in one day. If a pitcher throws 66-90 pitches in one day, four days of rest must follow; if a pitcher throws 51-65 pitches in one day, three days of rest must follow; if a pitcher throws 36-50 pitches in one day, two days of rest must follow; if a pitcher throws 21-35 pitches in one day, one day of rest must follow; and if a pitcher throws 1-20 pitches in a day, he can pitch the next day but is limited to a maximum of 70 pitches the second day. The pitch count rules apply to regular season contests as well as the entire IESA state series. The complete IESA pitch count limitations are available by clicking on this link: http://www.iesa.org/documents/activi...tationRule.pdf

    Also some interesting comments about seeding...go to www.iesa.org and click on the synopsis of the January board meeting.
    The inning pitch limit was always stupid and I'm totally against that. Glad they changed that.

    Onto the seedings, that is just ridiculous for coaches to do that. Sorry you hate a school or have a grudge against them or whatever, but doing stuff like that is just uncalled for. Maybe they should have a day where all the coaches and IESA official and they have to share why they seeded a team how they did or as someone else mention make it public. I can get in way seeding teams (1 team with 3-12 record but plays all 2A and team 5-10 that plays all 1A) above it but if a team that is #1 gets a #6 seed vote, it's uncalled for. Or you can be harsh and say if you try to manipulate the system, no playoffs for you. This has no place here.

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    Starting this school year, all teams in a given regional can see the seeds given by each team for their regional. Let's hope this stops some of the behavior referenced.

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