Baseball Coaches Information

NIAA Baseball pitch count rule(s) amended for 2017 season

Back on October 19, 2016, baseball coaches representing all NIAA classifications / regions / leagues met to discuss and formulate a “pitching restriction policy” (pitch count) as required by the NFHS. Beginning with the upcoming 2016-2017 baseball season, two (2) pitch-count thresholds have been added to our already established “11–inning in 4 consecutive days” rule. Please click on the headline - link above to read about the amendments.

NIAA Baseball & Softball Mercy (Run-) Rule addition for the 2017 season

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association has adopted an additional (new) run-rule for the sports of baseball and softball, which will be in effect beginning with the 2017 season.
NEW – A regulation game shall be declared if a team is leading by 15 or more runs after 3 complete innings (or 2 ½ innings if the home team is ahead), or 10 or more runs after 5 complete innings (or 4 ½ innings if the home team is ahead).

NIAA Handbook - Baseball Regulations

2016-2017 NFHS Baseball Rules Changes - Rules Interpretations - Points of Emphasis

2016-2017 NFHS New Rules Presentation (PDF)

NIAA Baseball Post-Season Tournament Information


Courtesy Runner Rule (adopted by NIAA in 2016)

Pitch Smart - Information on NEW NIAA REQUIREMENT to adopt pitch count rule for Nevada