OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee is
recommending a 20-second limit between pitches with no runners on
base, hoping to speed up play.
The committee also wants to limit time between innings to 90
seconds in non-televised games. Both rules were used on an
experimental basis at the Southeastern Conference tournament in
The committee would like the rules put into effect in 2011.
The NCAA didn't specify penalties. At the SEC tournament, where
no violations were reported, a pitcher risked having a ball added
to the count if he took too long. A batter who stepped out of the
box within five seconds of the clock expiring risked having a
A team offending the between-innings limit also faced having a
ball or strike imposed.