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Discussion: Pitching screen rules

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Dec. 6, 2018
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Pitching screen rules
Just a few clarification questions on pitching screen rules (esp tournament rules). I would appreciaeet answers regarding SSUSA, ISA and FL Half Century

1) Is it legal for a pitcher to throw the pitch over the screen? Pitch would be under 12 ft and hit the mat.

2) Should the screen cover at least 1/2 the rubber to the glove side? (If not it seems a savvy pitcher could use the screen as a very large fielder)

3) Can the screen be knocked over once the ball is hit to keep it from interfering with a throw home?

4) Am I incorrect in thinking I have seen that senior association rules vary in how far back from the physical pitching rubber a pitcher can stand. I believe I have seen some at 6ft and others as far as 10 ft back.

Dec. 6, 2018
Men's 65
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jfsully ... There is no provision in the SSUSA Rulebook regarding the authorized use of pitching screens in our events ... Some local leagues sanctioned by SSUSA do allow them, but that's solely a "local league rule modification" and, as such, will probably have a broad range of guidelines in play ... Good luck! ...
Dec. 6, 2018
52 posts
Thanks Dave, you are always great and quick to respond. I think FL Half Century instiuted rules and I wasn't sure if SSUSA had.
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