RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Federation of State High School Associations has told its members to adopt a rule regulating the number of pitches a high school pitcher can throw in a game.

The federation did not proscribe a specific number. NFHS director of sports and student services Elliot Hopkins said Tuesday it simply wants local associations legislate a pitch count by next season.

The rule will go into effect in the spring of 2017.

States like Texas have already established their limit at 125 pitches, and Alabama, Colorado and Kentucky have said that will be their number, too. Minnesota will use 105 during the season and 115 or 120 in playoffs.

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