Baseball’s most bizarre rule – Why?
Here is a great article from the MLB regarding the Dropped third strike – Strangest baseball rule .
2020 SABSA Online AGM ?
We are investigating holding an Online AGM in June. Stay tuned here and on the SABSA Facebook page for more information!
2020 BSA Scorer of the Year
Enza Henty — 2020 BSA Scorer of the Year
Congratulations to Enza for being selected as BSA’s Scorer of the Year for 2020! Enza contributes not only to her local club (West Torrens) but also to the ABF as a National Tournament Scorer for Juniors/Seniors and to the ABL as Scorer for the Giants. Enza is a highly regarded SABSA member and committee volunteer (currently Secretary and Rules Committee) who is always willing to assist others.
BSA COVID-19 – UPDATE 18 MARCH 2020
The Board of Baseball SA have convened and unanimously arrived at the following decision to cancel all trainings and games immediately for all Clubs and Affiliations, effectively ending the 19/20 baseball season today.
Thank you, Scorers!
Thank you to all volunteer scorers who assisted during the 2019-2020 BSA season at all levels of the game!
Interested in the Game Changer Scoring App?
Find out more about Game Changer here or click here for Nov. 2018 Game Changer Scoring Notes
CABS 2019 in Review
Find out what is happening nationally in baseball scoring.
FB Query on Live Scoring
There was a query on our FB page why so many Golden Grove games seemed to be scored live. Good question. And informative response by SABSA President Michael.
Comes down to availability of volunteers and availability of resources. Scoring both ‘the book’ and ‘live’ at the same time can be a challenge, and there are only a handful of Div 1 scorers that have done the training for this IT program. All games are entered into ‘the system’ in the days following. We weren’t sure of ongoing interest in live scoring during the home/away rounds so our aim this season was to live score at least one game per round, and we’ve been pleased that some weeks it has been possible to have two games scored live.
Vale Fred Halligan
SABSA notes with sadness the passing of Graham “Fred” Halligan, Life Member of BUASA. Please go to the BUASA Facebook page for further details. Our sincere condolences to the Halligan Family.
Someone telling you how to score?
No, not a player, a coach or a fan. Those are easily dealt with as long as you know your rules. But what if it’s the other scorer offering advice? Under our Code of Conduct, CABS Accredited Scorers are required to keep abreast of rules and changing techniques of scoring and to share scoring expertise and knowledge with other scorers. Accredited Scorers have spent some time and effort in gaining their national accreditation so there is likely sound reasoning behind any advice offered. Also under our Code of Conduct we are required to be respectful and open to discussion. So use that opportunity. We have all made mistrakes when scoring. That’s one of the reasons it’s good to have two scorers at each game!
THANK YOU BSA !
SABSA is very appreciative of Baseball South Australia’s support in the development of scorers through the recent provision of an iPad to the association. This will enable further training and practice with the popular GameChanger app.
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Level 1 & 2 Exams
Good luck to all candidates who undertook written exams on Monday 14th October! And a big thanks to Laura, Kylie, Bev, Sue and Bronny for delivering the training and to the Glenelg Baseball Club for the use of their clubrooms during this training.
Video Errors! Test your Skill
SABSA has contracted Major League Teams to produce some error situations on video for our training purposes. (Not really, they managed to do it without our prompting.) You can watch the videos here and test your scoring acumen! They are also available in the “Resources/Training” link above.
Level 2 scoring clinic
SABSA Level 2 scoring clinic September 2019!
Candidates hard at work!
Increda Bulls 2019 Winter Champions
Watch the 2019 Bulls Grand Final Championship game here with the Increda Bulls victorious over Bulls Deep for the coveted Martin League Trophy. Note the fine umpiring by Kym Smith and asking the scorer “Ready to go?” before the first pitch!
SABSA Level 1 and Level 2 scoring clinics
Clinics started Monday 9 September! See column to your right for general clinic information.
New SABSA Facebook Page
Thanks to Laura and Kylie for organising a Facebook presence for SABSA.
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
SABSA President’s Report 2019
Read Michael Phillips’ 2019 Report delivered to the SABSA AGM.
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 orsr.sa.gov.au/statewideconsultation
Wonder why they call it winter ball?
Bull Park at Sturt Baseball Club
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.
2018-19 BSA Scorers of the Year
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.
Sturt Wins 2018-19 Division 1 Championship
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.
New CABS Co-ordinator
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)
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.
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).