News and Announcements
In an effort to help all of our scorekeeping volunteers improve their skills, you can now view Scorekeeping 101, which is an introduction to baseball scorekeeping, and Rule 10.00, which is an in-depth look at the scorekeeping requirements for Little League Baseball.
Both of these tools can be viewed on the “Documents” page, located under “Media” in the menu at the top of the page.
Greater Nashua Little League fully supports Little League International’s regulations regarding Minimum Play Requirements. If you believe your child failed to meet Minimum Play Requirements, please fill out the following form:
More information on Minimum Play Requirements can be found here:
Pitch Count Limits Per Game:
11-12-year-olds: 85 pitches*
9-10-year-olds: 75 pitches
7-8-year-olds: 50 pitches*
- 12-year-olds shall not pitch in the Minors
- 7-8-year-olds shall not pitch in the Majors
Required Rest Days:
0-20 pitches: 0 days **
21-35 pitches: 1 day
36-50 pitches: 2 days
51-65 pitches: 3 days
66+ pitches: 4 days
- Continuation rule: If a pitcher reaches the pitch count limit for any threshold while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until the batter reaches base, the batter is retired, or the third out is made to complete the half-inning. Example: A 9-year-old pitcher begins an at-bat having thrown 34 pitches. That pitcher then throws three more pitches before the batter grounds out to end the inning. The pitcher has now thrown 37 pitches, but the threshold reached was 21-35 since that is where the pitcher was when the at-bat began. Assuming the pitcher does not continue to pitch in that game, he/she would only need 1 rest day. That also means that a 9-year-old pitcher may start an at-bat having thrown 74 pitches, and does not need to be removed upon throwing the 75th pitch. That pitcher may remain in until the batter he/she is facing is retired, reaches base, or the inning is ended, even if it results in throwing more than 75 pitches.
- 0 days means that there needs not be a rest day in between the day the game was played and the next game. It does not mean that the player can pitch again in the same day. Any player who delivers a single pitch is no longer eligible to pitch again in any other game that day.
- Any pitcher, upon delivering his/her 41st pitch in a game, shall no longer be eligible to play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.
- Any catcher, upon receiving a single pitch in his/her 4th inning of play as a catcher, shall no longer be eligible to enter the game as a pitcher for the remainder of that day.
- In the event of a suspended game that is resumed on another day, pitchers of record at the time the game was suspended may be allowed to pitch to the extent of their eligibility for that day if they have rested the proper amount of days.
It is solely the responsibility of the Manager to ensure compliance with these rules. Parents should consider the risk of injury to their child and inform the Manager of any other pitching activity the player has performed, such as pitching in a school game, or for a private team outside of Little League.
4/27/2018 – 9:30 AM
Lajoie Field: OPEN
West T-Ball: OPEN
Sunset Heights Farm: OPEN
Sunset Heights T-Ball: OPEN
All Games and Practices are ON AS SCHEDULED
With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit LittleLeague.org for detailed information. Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.