April 14th, 2010 at 9:34 PM ^

It is a good accomplishment, but hard to get excited about young kids these days. My friend when we played in HS struck out 20 in a game against mona shores, got his scholly from Michigan and never saw the field cause he tore his rotator cuff.

In hs, don't they now have a limit for pitches per game these days? If i recall that was a new rule within the past few years i thought.

Maize and Blue…

April 15th, 2010 at 8:17 AM ^

should be keeping a pitch count. Unfortunately, the MHSAA rule does pertain to innnings pitch. Every youth baseball has rules that limit innings pitched. I always limited my youth team (7th & 8th graders) to a max of 60, but they seldom got that high because I didn't want to have to pull a pitcher in the middle of an inning based on his pitch count.


April 15th, 2010 at 9:08 AM ^

I'm know that NFHS rules don't limit innings pitched in high school, but Michigan's MHSAA might have different state rules.

Here in Texas, as well as most other states that I know about, a kid in high school could theoretically pitch every inning for a team. It doesn't normally happen, but it's legal.

A lot of programs have pitch count limits on the underclassmen, but varsity tends to let those pitch counts creep a bit. I think a lot of coaches would agree that solid caps on pitching counts aren't right as different kids are in different situations. Limiting them all to 60 pitches is probably over kill when you get some of these kids that are 18.


April 15th, 2010 at 12:00 PM ^

Grand Haven plays in the OK Red still i believe. Since i graduated back in 02-03 it has changed dramatically. But when i played and we won a D1 state title at WO, 3 of the teams in our conference were ranked in the top 10 for pretty much the whole year. Grand Haven has never really had much for talent, neither has FHC till recently. Played them way back when and they had some decent kids. I don't think talent is as rich as it use to, but there are still some stars here and there. With great summer programs in the Grand Rapids area that most of us played on.