6-1-3 ART. 3 . . . For the set position the pitcher shall have the ball in either his gloved hand or pitching hand. His pitching hand shall be down at his side or behind his back. Before starting the delivery, he shall stand with his entire non-pivot foot in front of a line extending through the front edge of the pitcher’s plate and with his entire pivot foot in contact with or directly in front of and parallel to the pitcher’s plate…any other infielder.
Rationale: To eliminate any confusion or circumvention of the set position pitching rule by a pitcher or coach. Also, to emphasize the pivot foot requirement to be in a legal set position.
7-3-5c ART. 5 . . .Interfere with the catcher’s fielding or throwing by:
a. Unchanged language.
b. Unchanged language.
c. Making any other movement, including backswing interference, which hinders action at home plate or the catcher’s attempt to play on a runner, or
d. Unchanged language.
Rationale: Current rule does not address this specific type of interference.
Changes to high school baseball rules will include an additional example of how a batter can interfere with the catcher’s ability to field or throw.
- Marucci Cat 52 33" non-wood baseball bat (Decertification notice date: February 21, 2012)
- Reebok Vector TLS 32" non-wood baseball bat (Decertification notice date: March 26, 2012)
- Reebok Vector TLS 33" non-wood baseball bat (Decertification notice date: March 26, 2012)
1-3-2 NOTE: Clarifies and places additional emphasis on the importance and legal repercussions of altering non-wood baseball bats.
3-3-1f: Restricts the use of any video monitoring or replay equipment for coaching purposes during the course of the game.
3-3-1i: Restricts the use of any electronic devices in the coach's box.
6-2-2c Exception:Clarifies that an incoming pitcher be treated equally. If a pitcher is ejected, an incoming pitcher should be afforded the same warm-up criteria as if he were replacing an injured player.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS
1. Pace of Play
2. Compliant Bats
3. Pitcher's Stance
4. Risk Minimization5. Good Sporting Behavior
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