Tennessee high school coach reports pitch limit in no-hitter

A Tennessee high school pitcher threw a no-hitter, but his team eventually lost due to a pitching limit error made by the head coach.

Ensworth High School’s Connor Cobb, a Vanderbilt commit, was on the mound in a win-or-go-home playoff situation against Father Ryan High School and struck out 16 batters en route to his no-hit performance.

tennesseeHowever, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) rule book states that an athlete cannot throw more than 120 pitches in one day. Cobb threw 121 pitches during his outing, and it was his own head coach, Jason Maxwell, that reported the infraction.

A recent story from FoxNews.com detailed the TSSAA pitch count rule that ended Ensworth’s season.

Below is an excerpt from the FoxNews.com story.

That pitch count rule initially allowed the pitcher to finish facing the batter at the plate, but that changed after one year.

The rules have been in place since 2017, and The Tennessean reported that infractions prior to this one by Ensworth have come into the TSSAA office, especially in the playoffs over the years.

The Class of 2024 right-hander announced his commitment to Vanderbilt, a college baseball powerhouse, in August 2021.

“I am blessed and honored to announce that I will be continuing my academic and baseball career at Vanderbilt University,” he said on social media. “I would like to thank everyone who has gotten me to where I am today. I am excited to be a commodore!”

Perfect Game had clocked Cobb at 90 mph on his fastball last year.