Home Baseball Experimental 20-second pitch-clock heads back to committee

Experimental 20-second pitch-clock heads back to committee


In an effort to speed up the game, the NCAA has proposed an experimental 20-second pitch-clock rule for the 2016 season. The rule would only be in place with runners on base, but the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel referred the rule back to the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee this week.

While the experimental rule has not been squashed, there is no set date for when the two sides will discuss the possibility of implementing the rule for next fall.

According to the NCAA release, the pitch-clock rule would be in place “for all rounds of the 2016 Division I Baseball Championship, including the Men’s College World Series.”

The time would be kept by an umpire, but the rules committee is looking towards installing a visual clock.

Games have increasingly been dragging out, with the average time of a nine inning game last season an average of three hours, 19 minutes.

Hopefully, the pitch-clock could significantly shorten that time.

Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!

*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -

Must Read

Hottest Female News Anchors In The World

The news industry is booming with a whirlwind of events taking place across the world. With the wide range of politics, sports, and news...
- Advertisment -