Pitcher Category Archive

Official Rules of NCAA-Level Baseball

NCAA 9-4d

A conference ends when the coach crosses the foul line on his way back to the bench. A conference begins when the coach crosses the foul line on his way to the mound. [OBR 5.10L Comment 4: A trip to the mound ends when the coach leaves the dirt portion of the mound. A conference […]

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NCAA 9-4a1, 9-4b

On the fourth and each successive charged conference during regulation play, the pitcher must be removed, except he is also removed on the second trip in one inning. If second trip in same inning, the player may not return as a pitcher for the remainder of the game. [OBR 5.10L2: When the pitcher is removed […]

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NCAA 9-3k

In the windup position, the pitcher is limited to two pumps. PENALTY: Balk, ball becomes dead. [OBR: No rules provision.]

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NCAA 9-3f

When the hidden ball trick is attempted, the pitcher may not stand with one or both feet on any part of the dirt area of the mound. [OBR 6.02a Comment A: The pitcher, without the ball, may not stand on or astride the mound (anywhere on the rise).]

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NCAA 9-2k, 9-2k AR 1

An ambidextrous pitcher must declare which way he will pitch to a specific batter. PENALTY: Ball/balk, warn the pitcher and eject if the offense is repeated. [PBUC 8.18: The pitcher must declare which arm he will pitch with and the batter may then adjust. The pitcher may then switch arms once per the at bat.]

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NCAA 9-2e Note 1, 9-2h

The pitcher may not wear a bandage or other distracting item on his pitching hand or fingers or attach tape or material of a color different from his uniform or glove to his glove, arms or clothing. Distracting tattoos must be covered. [OBR 3.07b: The pitcher may not put on his glove any foreign substance […]

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NCAA 9-2e

The pitcher may not pitch a defaced ball. PENALTY: Warning, ejection on the second offense. No balk is called. A second offense results in the immediate ejection of the pitcher. [OBR 6.02c5 Penalty: The penalty is immediate ejection of the pitcher; however if a play follows and all runners advance and the batter reaches first […]

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NCAA 9-2d

The pitcher may go to his mouth anywhere on the mound if he is not in contact with the rubber and distinctly wipes it off before pitching. PENALTY: A ball is called each time a pitcher violates. [OBR 6.02c1: The pitcher may not touch his hand to his mouth without wiping it off while in […]

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NCAA 9-2c

A clock is used to enforce the requirement the pitcher to deliver within 20 seconds in conjunction with Rule 7-1c, the batter’s box rule and to time the interval between innings. [OBR: A play clock is used only in the Minor Leagues.]

Official Rules of NCAA-Level Baseball

NCAA 9-1f, 9-2j, 7-5d

The pitcher must take his sign while in a legal position on the rubber. PENALTY: Ball; however, if all runners advance and the batter reaches first base, play proceeds. The pitcher must pitch from the position in which he takes his sign. [OBR 5.07a: Same, but penalty is only a warning.]