News and Announcements
Dear GNLL Families,
On Saturday, June 2nd, we will be holding our annual Hit-a-Thon. This is Greater Nashua Little League’s biggest fundraising event, and a successful Hit-a-Thon each year is what allows us to be able to offer low-cost youth baseball to the community of Nashua.
Your child’s coach will distribute collection forms in the next couple of days for you to begin collecting sponsorships for your child. For every $10 they collect, they will earn one baseball to hit off of a tee. There will be targets set up around the fields, and they win prizes for hitting the targets. Prizes range from things like free hot dogs at the concession stands, free ice creams from Haywards, Silver Knights game tickets, and GNLL branded gear. Every player who collects at least $100 will also receive a GNLL sweatshirt embroidered with their name. The top earners in every division of play will also receive a $100 gift card to Modell’s Sporting Goods, and the overall top earner for the league will receive a $100 gift card to Battle Games NH Nerf Archery.
You can use the paper form to collect sponsorships from friends and family, and this year you can also accept online donations by directing out of town friends and family to this link: http://teampages.com/forms/17483-2018-Hit-a-Thon-Sponsorship
June 2nd is also Team Picture day, so you will be required to attend even if you don’t wish to participate in the Hit-a-Thon. Your coach will advise you on what time to meet. Every team will meet at Lajoie Field (where opening day was held) where all of the sponsorships will be collected. Team’s times are staggered throughout the morning, so look for a meeting time from your coach.
I thank you in advance for helping to make our Annual Hit-a-Thon a success again this year.
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.