Pitcher Category Archive

Official Rules of NCAA-Level Baseball

NCAA 9-3k

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

Official Rules of NCAA-Level Baseball

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.]

Official Rules of NCAA-Level Baseball

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.]

Official Rules of NCAA-Level Baseball

NCAA 9-1a

(In the windup) -The pitcher shall stand with his chest and shoulders generally facing the batter. Penalty: Warning on the first offense; Ball/balk (Illegal pitch) for subsequent offenses by any pitcher who enters the game. [OBR 5.07a1: (In the windup) -The pitcher shall deliver while facing the batter. Penalty: Ball/balk.]