Baseball Coaches Information

NIAA Baseball pitch count rule(s) for 2017-18 season

Please Note: The original document posted here incorrectly stated that a pitcher who had reached either of the newly adopted pitch count thresholds must be "removed from the game". It should have been stated that the player must be removed from the game (as pitcher). 

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 Rule / Run Rules for the 2018 season

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association has adopted an additional (new) run-rule for the sports of baseball and softball, which went into effect beginning with the 2017 season.
REMINDER - A regulation game will 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

2017-2018 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)