MSHSAA Implements New Rule Requiring Softball Pitchers To Wear A Mask In The Circle

(MyMoInfo) Area high school softball teams will have a new rule to follow for this upcoming fall season after the Missouri State Athletics Association announced all pitchers will be required to wear a facemask while pitching.

The move comes as no surprise as it has been widely talked about over the course of the last several years. Jefferson Blue Jays head softball coach Melanie Rouggly said the biggest thing it will do is to relieve some pressure off of the coaches…

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In addition to requiring pitchers to wear facemasks, MSHSAA is highly recommending corner infielders (IB, 3B) wear facemasks as well. St. Pius Lancers head coach Kevin Halley believes it will be a good addition…

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Rouggly adds the players agree with the rule change…

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Teams are prepping for the start of the 2017 softball season as some teams are set to begin games next week.