Last Updated: October 20, 2017

2013 Little League Pitch Count Limits and Mandatory Rest Rules 

League Age  Pitches Allowed Per Day

17 -18         105

13 -16          95 

11-12           85

9 - 10          75

7 - 8            50


To ensure that pitching rules are strictly followed, Little League now imposes a number of other strict requirements:

• Each league must designate a scorekeeper or official to track pitch counts as the official pitchcount recorder.

• The pitch count recorder must provide the current pitch count for any pitcher when requested by 

either manager or any umpire, and notify the umpire-in-chief when a pitcher has reached the pitch 

limit, who will, in turn, notify the pitcher's manager that the pitcher must be removed.

• Failure of the pitch count recorder to notify the umpire-in-chief, and/or the failure of the umpire-inchief to notify the manager does not relief the manager of his/her responsibility to remove thepitcher when that pitcher is no longer eligible to pitch.

• Violation of the rule can result in a protest of the game in which it occurs.

New rules on rest periods 

Rest requirements: Pitchers league ages 7 to 14

Number of pitches in a day/ Number of Calendar Days of Rest before Pitching Again

66 or more 4 

51 to 65 3 

36 to 50 2 

21 to 35 1 

1 to 20 No day of rest required. Other important rules

• Pitcher to catcher ban: any pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game may not go 

behind the plate to play catcher for the remainder of the day. [Remember: once a pitcher is 

removed from the mound, he can only return to the mound in Little League's Junior, Senior and 

Big League Divisions only; except in the Big League Division, a player may not pitch in one more 

than one game in a day; in the Big League Division, a player may be used as a pitcher in up to 

two games in a day].

• Catcher to pitcher ban: any player on a regular season team may pitch. Exception: Any player 

who has played the position of catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game is not eligible to pitch 

on that calendar day.

• Multiple games: Players may not pitch in more than one game in a day

• Pitches in suspended/regulation tie games charged against pitcher's eligibility. If 

suspended games are resumed on another day, pitchers of record at time game was suspended 

will be allowed to pitch to the extent of their eligibility for that day if they have rested the proper 

amount of days.


Rest requirements: Pitchers league ages 15 to 18

Number of pitches in a day/ Number of Calendar Days of Rest before Pitching Again

76 or more 4 

61 to 75 3 

46 to 60 2 

31 to 45 1 

1 to 30 No day of rest required. Other important rules


New Rule

• Completion of pitching to batter: If a pitcher reaches the pitch-count limit for their age, or 

day(s) of rest 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. The 

pitcher will only be required to observe the calendar day(s) of rest for the threshold he/she 

reached during that at-bat, provided that pitcher is removed before delivering a pitch to another