College baseball will literally be on the clock this season as the NCAA has mandated 20- and 90-second clocks to be installed at all college baseball stadiums.The way the two clocks will work is as follows:
—With the 20-second pitch clock, when the bases are empty the pitcher has 20 seconds from the time he receives the ball from the catcher to begin his windup. Should he fail to do so within 20 seconds, he will be given a warning. Each violation after that, a ball will be added to the pitch count. Hitters that fail to enter the batter’s box within the allotted amount of time will be given a strike for each violation following the initial warning.
—The 90 second clock begins once the last out of the previous inning is made. From that point, the pitcher has 90 seconds to warm up and the leadoff batter must be in the batter’s box.
Failure to comply with the 90-second clock will result in the same penalties. (February 1, 2011, Page 9)