SABSA Next Meeting

Wed 14 August 7:00pm

Catapult Finance office 39 Charles Street, Norwood.

All Welcome! This is the best place to start if you are interested in scoring baseball!

Apology/Agenda Item

New working with children checks

From 1 July 2019, people working or volunteering with children in South Australia must, by law, have a valid child-related clearance. Click here for more information.

Scorers Revision 2019

Click here to take the Revision Quiz from the 2019 AGM! These were the topics that seem to create some difficulties for scorers this last year.

SABSA President’s Report 2019

Read Michael Phillips’ 2019 Report delivered to the SABSA AGM.

2019 President’s Report

ORSR Statewide Consultation

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) is actively seeking community input to inform three projects which were identified as priorities for this current Strategic Plan cycle. The three priority projects are;

Game On, Getting South Australia Active, The South Australian Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Plan; and The Grants Review.

More information about all three projects can be found on our website at

Wonder why they call it winter ball?

Bull Park Saturday 25 May 2019

ORSR Facilities Survey

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) is creating a new plan for infrastructure related to sport and recreation in South Australia.

If you would like to offer your ideas and priorities for future facility provision, please Complete This Survey by May 17, 2019.

BSA Scorers of the Year

Lorraine Dunn and Michael Phillips receiving their BSA 2018-19 "Team of the Year" awards.

Congratulations to Lorraine Dunn and Michael Phillips on being selected in the BSA 2018-19 Team of the Year, pictured here receiving their awards from Mark Brougham, Operations Director BSA.

Full Team Listed Here

Sturt Wins Division 1 Championship

Sturt Baseball Club Division 1 Champions for 2018-19 – Final Series games and stats online here!


SABSA Completes Div 1 Online Games

One day after the Division 1 Minor Round finishes, SABSA scorers have entered all games online for your perusal! A great effort by Michael Phillips and the IT Scorers from SABSA!

New Level 3 Scorers

Three SABSA members have recently achieved CABS Level 3 Scorer national accreditation. Pass on your congratulations when you next see Kylie McBain, Laura Mosel and Karryn Przibilla. Also, well done to Michael Phillips and those who assisted them in the Level 3 Clinics.

CABS Level 3 Womens Championships Nominations

If you are an eligible accredited scorer and wish to nominate for the National Womens and Youth Womens Championships to be held in Narrabundah, ACT from 14-21 April, 2019, contact Brett Robson Head of Technical Officials by February 15.

New CABS Co-ordinator

Connie Stoyakovich

CABS would like to announce and welcome Connie Stoyakovich, who has been chosen as our new Coordinator. Connie comes to us with many years of experience scoring Nationally and Internationally, including as the head scorer and statistician for the Australian Academy Program (MLBAAP) from 2007 to 2014. Connie also held a position of Assistant to the CABS Coordinator for a few years, working with the inaugural coordinator, Paula Kenning.

We would like to thank Lorraine Dunn for all the hard work she has done as Coordinator. Lorraine leaves us with a 13 years service contribution as a Tech Comm and Coordinator. (from CABS Website)

New CABS Technical Commissioner

On completion of Steve Eads’ time as a Technical Commissioner, Jeanette Irwin has accepted her nomination to fill that role, effective immediately.

Thanks so much to Steve for his many years of hard work and innovations and thank you to Jeanette on accepting the appointment.
(from CABS Website)

ORSR New Funding Round

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is running funding information sessions across South Australia throughout 2019. Those interested in applying for fundingwelcome to attend the information sessions. Info Here.

Lorraine Dunn

Lorraine Dunn recently announced her retirement from her volunteer role as national Co-ordinator for the Council of Australian Baseball Scorers (CABS).
It is timely to recognise her service to the baseball community.

Lorraine previously served as one of the three CABS Technical Commissioners and worked tirelessly to support the CABS aim of cultivating and advancing Australian baseball scoring. She was recognised with Life Membership for her service.

Lorraine has officiated at ABL and Claxton Shield games, National Youth Championships as Tournament Scoring Co-coordinator and scored in countless local and state baseball games. In 2011 Baseball Australia (BA) recognised Lorraine’s contribution over 40 years to Australian baseball when she was named BA Official of the Year at the Diamond Awards Ceremony in Queensland.

Along with husband Danny, Lorraine has been actively involved in the Goodwood Baseball Club and in 2009 was also awarded life membership. Son Matt is a 600+ games Division 1 veteran and their grandchildren now actively participate in the club baseball program.

Lorraine is well known to all Baseball South Australia (BSA) clubs through her previous role as the S.A. Baseball League Operations Co-coordinator. Lorraine served as front of house for the BSA and among other critical tasks managed the arduous responsibility involved in season fixturing for all grades. Lorraine was an early supporter, advocate and facilitator in implementing electronic scoring and statistics compilation for South Australia.

SABSA members know Lorraine as a stalwart champion for due recognition of the important role scorers provide as officials of our beloved game. In serving SABSA in virtually every capacity, Lorraine has assisted many scorers to flourish and become more proficient at what we do. Again, SABSA recognised her service with Life Membership.

We all appreciate Lorraine’s hard work over many years.  We are grateful to her for sharing her experience and providing us with assistance and guidance. We continue to value her support and friendship and wish her and her family the very best.

Little Leaguer of the Week

Brut have designed a LL of the Week competition that is running weekly until 1st March… Read More

Ordinary Effort Podcast

MLB and Queensland scorer Connie Stoyakovich has highly recommended “Ordinary Effort Podcast” produced by two scorers in the USA: Read More

2018 Super League Finals Results!

The Super League Grand Final 19th Dec. saw the CRUSHERS (1) vs CARP (0).

Scoring Issues

Click here to submit a comment or scoring enquiry.

13. Should scorers be responsibile for Pitch Count Limit warning? Severe penalties are in force for breaches ……

12. Pitch Count Balks/IBB ? Under local BSA Rules, Balks are treated differently than under The Official Rules of Baseball…

11. So Who is on first?(Abbot and Costello had it all sorted out.)

10. Why is my LOB stat different? Have you ever noticed …

9. Runner Interference Query?  How is the batter action scored …

8. Who Changed the Stats? SABSA had an enquiry regarding stats discrepancy …  

7. Code of Conduct:  As Officials of the game, scorers should …

6. Single of Double:  The batter gets home run credit if the winning run is scored. But …

5. W/L Pitcher after tied game: Level 3 question regarding W/L pitchers. …

4. No steal on safe hit: You should only credit a Steal if …

3. Scoring Symbols: Remember to add the batter number to both WP and …

2. RBI or SF ?     Should you score a SAC Fly or RBI on MFF3 …

1. Want to know more about scoring?     Experienced scorers at most clubs … e or Click here to request more information.

Click here to submit a comment or scoring enquiry.