June 18th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

Pitch counts at the amateur level have been a hot-button issue for some time, but criticism toward coaches’ handling of pitchers especially seems to mount during the NCAA Tournament. Particularly during regional play, when teams are playing double-elimination brackets, college pitching staffs are often spread thin, and it’s common to see pitchers throw on short rest. These are also some of college baseball’s most widely seen games, as all NCAA Tournament games are broadcast by ESPN’s family of networks. The issue is not lost on the NCAA. While it isn’t close to adopting pitch count guidelines, Ron Prettyman, managing director of championships for the NCAA, said Friday during the annual State of Baseball press conference that the NCAA is exploring it. – Michael Lananna, baseballamerica.comRead More

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