High school baseball rules now will require a pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown in a game.
The revised pitching policy in Rule 6-2-6 was one of six rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Committee at its June 5-7 meeting in Indianapolis. The rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
There appear to be two questions that are not able to be answered on Part II, along with another where the answer key is wrong.
In our chapter, we gave credit to all on #23 and #83, but changed the answer on #15 to B. You are free to do whatever you'd wish.
- Ron Gabriel
3-3-1 PEN: Clarified the sequence of administering penalties to the members of the coaching staff and offending players.
3-3-1q: Added additional inappropriate acts by the offender that would require an immediate ejection.
Points of Emphasis
- Intermediate penalties – restriction to the bench/dugout
- Proper catcher’s equipment
- Sportsmanship – Celebrations around or near home plate
Publisher’s Note: The National Federation of State High School Associations is the only source of official high school interpretations. They do not set aside nor modify any rule. They are made and published by the NFHS in response to situations presented.
Robert B. Gardner, Publisher, NFHS Publications © 2016
SITUATION 1: A head coach uses vulgar and profane language when addressing the base umpire. The base umpire ejects the head coach without first issuing a warning. RULING: When an unsportsmanlike act using profane language directed at an umpire is judged to be a major violation, the penalty is an immediate ejection. No warning is necessary. (3-3-1f2 Penalty)
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