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Baseball: CIF to revise pitching restriction policy after national rule change

Baseball: CIF to revise pitching restriction policy after national rule change

The National Federation of State High School Associations Baseball Rules Committee has approved a revised pitching policy that will require state associations such as the CIF to impose a pitching restriction policy for the 2017 season based on the number of pitches thrown in a game.

Each state association will be required to develop its own pitching restriction policy to give pitchers a required rest period between pitching appearances.

The decision emphasizes the "risk that occurs when pitchers overuse their throwing arm," said Elliot Hopkins, NFHS director of sports and student services and staff liason for baseball, in a news release.

Currently, the CIF...

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