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Preventing arm injuries not just a matter of strict pitch counts

Greg Musk of Schalmont pitches against Voorheesville in a Colonial Council game in April. Musk has been a workhorse for the Sabres, compiling an 8-0 record to help Schalmont reach the state semifinals.
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Greg Musk of Schalmont pitches against Voorheesville in a Colonial Council game in April. Musk has been a workhorse for the Sabres, compiling an 8-0 record to help Schalmont reach the state semifinals.
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The great pitching debate is a lot more complicated than simply calling balls and strikes. And there is no umpire behind the plate. With major league pitchers dropping like flies — see three-fifths of the New York Yankees starting rotation in CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova — longtime baseball experts are trying to figure out if less means more when it comes to pitch counts. But on the high school and collegiate levels, ...

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