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NYC Schools To Limit Pitch Counts

Baseball - File Photo

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) – Some New York City High School student pitchers will spend less time on the mound now that new limits are being enforced.

Starting this Spring, the city’s Public School Athletic League will enforce a pitch count limit for public high school student. PSAL’s Executive Director Donald Douglas says it will prevent long-term injuries and keep the sport competitive.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller with details on the enforcement

“The limit right now for a varsity pitcher is 105 and 90 for a junior varsity pitcher in one contest and then they are required to have four days of rest before competing again.”

Deputy Schools Chancellor Kathleen Grimm said limiting pitch counts will prevent long-term injuries and keep the sport competitive.

The move doesn’t apply to Catholic or private school students.

Little League Baseball instituted pitch counts in 2007.