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Rules & Resources

Check here for the latest rules, regulations, and updates on changes in gameplay or other Pony league news.

Baseball Pitch Count Rule

As will be stated in Section 10 “Pitching Rules” and T-8 “Tournament Pitching,” any team member may pitch, subject to the restrictions of the pitch count, as recommended by MLB Pitch Smart Guidelines, for age divisions Pinto 8U, Mustang 10U, Bronco 12U, Pony 14U, Colt 16U, Palomino 18U and Thorobred 23U. Players in the Shetland 6U age division are not permitted to pitch. Pitchers are to adhere to the chart below for league and sanction tournament play.

Pitch Count Chart

Pitchers reaching their maximum number of pitches in a day, while pitching to a batter, may finish pitching to that batter before being removed. A pitcher is charged with the number of pitches in the specific calendar day and week in which they are pitched, regardless of whether they are local organization league games, the playoff of postponed games or suspended games, tie games, or exhibition games.

Rest is calculated as per calendar day. No pitcher shall appear in a game as a pitcher for three consecutive days, regardless of pitch count.

The official scorekeeper for each game will need to track pitch counts.  In the absence of an official scorekeeper, the home team book shall be the official record of games statistics including pitch count. Electronic scoring devices are recommended at all levels of tournament play in order to ensure accurate pitch count.

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New 2018 Baseball Bat Standard

Pony (along with AAU, Little League International, Cal Ripken, Dixie, etc.) implemented USA Baseball's new bat standard as of January 1, 2018. All bats used in Pony Baseball will need to have a "USA Bat" stamp on it. There are currently no bats on the market that carry that stamp.

  • Everyone in Pony Baseball who has his/her own bat will need a new one beginning in 2018.

USA BASEBALL APPROVED BAT LIST

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