The Sideline – October 8

Baseball pitch count rule approved

The IHSAA Executive Committee approved amending Rule 51‐4 of the by‐laws setting specific limits on the number of pitches a baseball player may throw at the varsity and sub‐varsity levels and a required amount of rest in between appearances on the mound.

No pitcher may throw more than 120 pitches in a varsity level game/calendar day or 90 pitches in a sub‐varsity level game/calendar day. Anyone who throws at least 36 pitches in a varsity contest or 26 in a sub‐varsity contest must receive one day of required rest.

Additionally, any pitcher who throws more than 60 pitches over two days will be required one day of rest.

If a pitcher reaches the maximum number of pitches in a pitch count level during an at‐bat, the pitcher may complete the at‐bat without moving to the next pitch count level. Any replacement pitcher will have a maximum of 16 warm‐up throws

Schools are mandated to use a pitch count chart — provided by the IHSAA — for each pitcher and submit updated pitching statistics to their school administrators following each game. The use of an ineligible pitcher in a game shall result in the forfeiture of that game.

Pitching limits


Count lLevel;Pitches;Rest

1;1‐35;0 days

2;36‐60;1 day

3;61‐80;2 days

4;81‐100;3 days

5;101‐120+;4 days    


Count level; Pitches;Rest

1;1‐25;0 days

2;26‐35;1 day

3;36‐60;2 days

4;61‐80;3 days

5;81‐90+;4 days


Youth football league registration open

The Marauder Youth Football League is offering early signups for the 2017 season. MYFL is open to all players in kindergarten through sixth grade and regardless of what community they reside. No player is ever turned away.

The league is early offering signups until Sunday for the 2017 season. The registration price is $80.

The fee includes: non-padded football clinics twice a month from April to July focusing on fundamentals; speed development; and registration into next year’s MYFL season and postseason. This price is only available until Sunday.

MYFL began in 2003 and competes in All-Star tournaments with a focus on developing proper fundamentals while having fun and staying safe.



Prep Calendar



Eastern Hancock vs. Shenandoah (at Lucas Oil Stadium), 2 p.m.

Mt. Vernon vs. Shelbyville (at Lucas Oil Stadium), 4:45 p.m.


Hancock County Tournament at Eastern Hancock, 9 a.m.


Greenfield-Central, Eastern Hancock at New Palestine Sectional, 10 a.m.

Mt. Vernon at Pendleton Heights Sectional, 10:30 a.m.

Boys soccer

Mt. Vernon vs. Greenfield-Central at New Palestine (sectional finals), 7 p.m.

Girls soccer

Mt. Vernon at Greenfield-Central (sectional finals), 2 p.m.



New Palestine at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.

Greenfield-Central at Richmond, 6 p.m.