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Pitching. Wind up Set Position Wind up Pivot foot in contact with pitching plate. Stride leg behind or in contact with front edge of pitching plate No.

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1 Pitching

2 Wind up Set Position

3 Wind up Pivot foot in contact with pitching plate. Stride leg behind or in contact with front edge of pitching plate No restriction on holding the ball Must deliver the pitch in one continuous motion To step off he must step with pivot foot first

4 Stretch Position All of the pivot foot must be in contact with the pitching plate Stride foot must be in front of pitching plate Ball in either the hand or glove May turn shoulders Pitching hand at his side or behind his back

5 Set Position Hand together in front of the body Coming to a complete stop. A change of direction is not considered a stop Glove below the chin May not turn his shoulders

6 Wind up or Set Position Dropped pitch with no runners on is considered no pitch (unless it crosses the foul line. Then it is a ball) Dropped pitch with a runner on is a balk

7 When a pitcher becomes a fielder When he legally steps off the pitching plate After the pitch Why is this important Base awards

8 Infraction by a pitcher

9 Applying foreign substance to the ball Spitting in the glove Rubbing the ball on glove or clothing Bring hand in contact with the mouth without wiping off Wearing items on the hands of wrist that may be distracting to the batter Tape or bandages on the fingers or palm that could contact the ball Wearing a glove with white or grey Exposed sleeves that are white or grey (below elbow)

10 Delaying the game With a batter in the box, Throwing to someone other than the catcher unless attempting to retire a runner Consuming time by coach conferring with defensive players after 3 conferences have been used Failing to pitch or attempt a play within 20 seconds after he has received the ball Warning then ejection Must replace pitcher Ball to the batter Intentionally pitching close to a batter Ejection if flagrant or repeated, Warning if not

11 Balk Must be runners on base

12 Balk Feinting towards the batter or 1 st base Dropping the ball that does not cross the foul line Failing to step in the direction of the throw Feinting or throwing to an unoccupied base unless in attempt to retire a runner Failing to pitch to the batter in a continuous motion Failing to pitch to the batter when entire non pivot foot crosses the back edge of the pitching plate except when throwing to 2 nd. Takes his hand off the ball after coming set other than throwing to a base or making the pitch Making any movement naturally associated with a pitch while not on the pitching plate. Places himself astride the pitching plate or positions himself within 5 feet of the pitching plate without the ball


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