Next SABSA Meeting: Tuesday 11th December  6:30pm   at    Catapult Office, 39 Charles Street, NORWOOD   Dinner after the short meeting – All welcomed!

Next Meeting - Date Change!

SABSA’s Christmas meeting will be on Tuesday 11th December at Sfizio Cucina/Bar, 89 The Parade (cnr of Osmond Tce) Norwood, 6:30pm. Dinner will follow our meeting.


Super League Finals are on Wednesday 12th December.

Super League Scorers Wanted

SABSA is seeking scorers for the new Super League games.

The games are played on Wednesday nights from 10th October -5th December, plus finals.

There are 2 time slots, 6:00pm and  8:30pm.

Games are 2hours long.

There is a small payment for each game.

Please Click here to email your expression of interest asap if you are interested in scoring these games.

CABS TTT Workshop

The Council of Australian Baseball Scorers (CABS) held its first “Train the Trainer Workshop” in several years at SportsSA West Beach from 27-29 July 2018.


The workshop provided STSO’s (State and Territory Scoring Organisations) with an opportunity to improve their training services for local scorers. Sessions and discussion included a consistent national approach to rules interpretation, scoring practice, training materials development and future directions for CABS.


Please contact your local State and Territiry Scoring Organisation (STSO) for more information

SABSA AGM - Success!

The SABSA AGM was held on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at Catapult Wealth Offices. Our thanks to Tony Catt BSA Affiliations Director for making the venue available!


The following officers were elected:

President:                    Michael Phillips

Vice President:            Cathy Hill

Secretary:                    Enza Henty

Treasurer:                    Carol Burns

CABS Coordinator:      Cathy Hill


Following the meeting a compulsory Level 3 scoring revision session brought up some lively discussion and almost frantic Official Rules searching regarding RBI’s and SAC Fly on MFF3  and W/L/S pitchers – riveting stuff!

2018 Australian Junior League Championship
Pirates 5th - Waves 8th

The Adelaide Pirates took 5th place honours with a convincing 13-0 win over the Southern Mariners from Victoria in their final game of the Australian Junior League Championship (27 May – 1 June) .


The Adelaide Waves lost to Brisbane Metro in their final game when Brisbane scored 1 run in the bottom of the 7th to break the 9-9 tie. Both games were played on Diamond 1 at Adelaide Shores Baseball Complex.


16 state teams competed for the right to represent the Australia Region at the 2018 Junior League World Series which takes place in Taylor, Michigan from August 12-19. Two NSW teams,  reigning Australian JL Champions Hills and  Macarthur were Grand Final opponents with Hills defeating  Macarthur 13-3.


Thanks to SABSA members Karryn Przbilla who scored for the Pirates and Penny Smith and Natalie Weber who scored for the Wave. Steve Eads served as Tournament Scoring Coordinator, Carol Burns and Laura Mosell scored for Canberra and Michael Phillips also helped out.


Full details here

NSW Wins School Sports Australia U17 Championship

NSW 2  –  SA 1 in the School Sports Australia U17 Baseball Championship final after 11 innings .

Click here for all game results

Click Championship Stats Here

Scoring Issues

4. No steal on safe hit

If a runner advances on a batters safe hit, even though the runner may have talen off for the next base on the pitch, credit the runner’s advance to the batter. It is not a steal. You should only credit a Steal if you would have scored a Caught Stealing had the runner been put out.

3. Scoring Symbols:

Remember to add the batter number to both WP and PB‘s.
For example, if there is a WP on Batter 7, score any advancing runner(s) as:  WP7
This assists with the correct interpretation of game play when compiling stats

2. RBI or SF ?

Should you score a SAC Fly or RBI on MFF3 if runner comes home after the foul is dropped?
SAC Fly – possibly – 9.08(d)(2)
If the runner could have come home had the foul fly had been caught – scorer’s judgement call.
RBI – Yes – Rule 9.04(a)(1)
(Assuming less than 2 outs, of course)

1. Want to know more about scoring?

Experienced scorers at most clubs run clinics to get you started Contact you club secretary or  SABSA for more information.

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