(10-20-17) At its October Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors meeting the board approved a change to IHSA Board Policy 37, increasing the maximum Baseball Pitch Limit in State Series games to 115 pitches (105 during the regular season).

Craig Anderson, IHSA Executive Director:

“When the Board established the IHSA’s pitch count guidelines last December, we anticipated that the committee would have some potential tweaks after the first season. The committee felt that adding ten pitches to the total (105 in regular-season) in the postseason, when arms are stretched and players are acclimatized, would be a reasonable accommodation. The Sports Medicine Advisory Committee was ultimately in agreement, which was an important factor in the Board’s decision to approve this change.”

Current Board Policy 37, without adjustment from above-

IHSA Pitch Count

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At the September 21st, 2017 OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting, a vote to extend the baseball season was voted down 7-2 (78%). The Ohio Baseball Coaches Association had hoped this would help with the current pitch count already in place.