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2018 LRPD Pony Baseball Rules Changes

  1. The age calendar for PONY Baseball as announced in 2017 has changed this year. The age cutoff for Baseball is the player’s age as of August 31, 2018.
  1. As announced in 2016, all bats must now either be “BBCOR” approved or have the permanent “USABat” licensing stamp on it. 2 ¾” bats are still not allowed.
  1. As announced in 2017 pitching will now be recorded by pitch counts. Every pitch a pitcher makes to a batter will count against their maximum allowed per day. Pitching count forms MUST be kept for every game and every scrimmage and submitted to your Coordinators for maintaining these records. Maximum pitch counts per day are based on the age of the player regardless of whether they are playing up a League or not. The following chart explains the maximums and days of rest needed at which pitch limits:

Age

Daily Max

Required Rest (Pitches)

Range
Pitches
0 Days
1 Day
2 Days
3 Days
4 Days
7 & 8
50
1 - 20
21 - 35
36 - 50
N/A
N/A
9 & 10
75
1 - 20
21 - 35
36 - 50
51 - 65
66+
11 & 12
85
1 - 20
21 - 35
36 - 50
51 - 65
66+
13 & 14
95
1 - 20
21 - 35
36 - 50
51 - 65
66+

Note 1: No Pitcher shall appear in a game as a Pitcher for three consecutive days, regardless of pitch count.

Note 2: Pitchers reaching their maximum number of pitches in a day while pitching to a batter, may finish pitching to that batter before being removed.

Note 3: “Rest Days” are calculated as calendar days.