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Scorekeeping

Scorekeeping

Scorekeeping is imperative for the league due to our affiliation with Little League Baseball.  We must have accurate regular season scorebooks before we can participate in the postseason All Star tournaments.  Parents are in charge of keeping score during each game.  Generally, a parent from each team sits in the box above the snack bar.  One parent keeps score while the other runs the scoreboard and makes announcements over the PA.  Team Moms or Dads are responsible for creating a scorekeeper schedule and ensuring parents know how to keep score.

Read below for everything you will need to keep score like a pro!

Scorekeeper's Quick Reference

 

Fielder Position Numbers

Scorekeeping Tips

  1. Arrive 15 minutes before game time so that you will have time to get the line up cards from the coaches, enter the line ups in the score book, and get ready for the game. Use the microphone to call for a line up if you don’t receive them from the coaches.
  2. Each team needs to have one score keeper. Failure to provide a scorekeeper will result in a forfeit.
  3. One scorekeeper will run the scoreboard and operate the microphone; the other will record the game in the book.
  4. Review the white notebook for any announcements that need to be made before the game or at the end of the game.
  5. Just before the game starts, coordinate the start time with the umpire (majors/minors) or the Board Member on Duty (peewees). Write down the start time, no new inning time and kill time when the game starts. This will avoid confusion during the game. The rules for no new inning and kill time will be in the white notebook.
  6. Record pitch counts for each pitcher using forms provided, in the white notebook.
  7. Record the game—additional scoring instructions will be in the white notebook.
  8. During the game, announce the batter, the on deck player and the player in the hole. Announce new pitchers, too. The kids love this. Feel free to announce other aspects of the game or congratulate kids that hit a home run.
  9. Notify the umpire/board member when there are a few minutes left in a game, before no new inning, kill time.
  10. Do not cheer for your child’s team from the scorekeeping box.  Your voice is much louder from the box and is distracting to the players, umpires and spectators.
  11. No children are allowed in the scorekeeping box—it is a liability of Crown as our insurance does not cover minors in the snack bar area.
  12. Announce the end of the game after you receive word from the umpire/Board Member.
  13. Record the final score of the game clearly in the score book and sign below the score. If the game was incomplete, record that.
  14. Record all pitchers final pitch counts and calculate their required rest using the forms provided.  The coaches will need this information to remain in compliance and avoid future forfeits.
  15. Remind coaches over the PA to come up to the box and sign the pitching log and scorebook.  This is imperative so that they know how much rest their pitcher needs and so that they can resolve any discrepancies.  All coach disputes MUST be settled on the day of the game.
  16. Turn off equipment in the box if you are scoring the last game of the evening.
  17. Empty the trash.
  18. Close the screen.
  19. If you have questions contact the Head Scorekeeper Mike Gurr @ 801-558-5887 or [email protected] or Bryan Ransom @ 801-599-0921 or [email protected]
  20. Make other announcements as requested by the board member on duty or the snack bar staff

Pitch Count Rules

The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position:

  • Majors (Ages 11-12): 85 pitches per day
  • Minors (Ages 9-10): 75 pitches per day
  • PeeWees (Ages 7-8): 50 pitches per day


Exception: If a pitcher reaches the limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs:

  • That batter reaches base
  • That batter is put out
  • The third out is made to complete the half-inning.


Pitches are logged using the Pitching Log form.

Pitcher's are required to rest depending on the number of pitches thrown as follows:

  • If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 51 - 65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 36 - 50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 21 - 35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 1 - 20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.

Pitcher eligibiltity is recorded using the Pitcher Eligibility Form.

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