I agree that coaches and parents should do more to protect kids from over pitching. A better approach than pitch counts is to count the number of innings a pitcher throws.
Softball isn't baseball, so I'm not big on pitch counts. No one ever counts the 100 to 200 pitches a pitcher throws *BEFORE* the game warming up, so seems a little artificial to start counting pitches only when the pitcher is on the mound.
Additionally, if a player complains about an injury, the coach should *NEVER* throw the child. But, some coaches simply don't care.