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20-second clock proposed for Division III baseball
« on: July 24, 2018, 11:12:25 am »
http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/20-second-play-clock-recommended-baseball?sf194227309=1

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NCAA Baseball Rules Committee proposed adding two visible 20-second play clocks for all Division I baseball games, starting with the 2019 season.

Division II and Division III would be required to have two play clocks by the 2020 season.

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Under the proposal, the 20-second play clock would start once the pitcher steps on the dirt portion of the mound with the baseball. If the pitcher does not deliver a pitch, make a pick-off throw to a base or step off the pitcher’s rubber before the clock expires, a ball will be assessed to the count. If the batter is not ready to hit by the time the clock expires, a strike will be added to the count.

Will go into effect if approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel which meets August 15.   Did not realize this was an issue - certainly has not been anything I've noticed when attending games.