Next SABSA Meeting Wednesday 9th February 7:00pm

At HUB39 (formerly Catapult Finance Office) 39 Charles Street, Norwood (upstairs). All Welcome! This is the best place to start if you are interested in scoring baseball!

Due to current Covid concerns, this meeting will be held via ZOOM. If you require login details please contact SABSA HERE.


CABS Review 2020-21 !

Read CABS Coordinator Emeritus Connie Stoyakovich’s final Year in Review 2020-21 document.


SABSA Scores 6 Out of 6 !

SABSA President Michael Phillips reports that for the first time, all 6 BSA Division 1 games were scored live on Saturday 20th November. Well done to all who assisted.

If you have GameChanger skills and would like to contribute to South Australian baseball, please contact SABSA here.


Significant Changes to BSA Local Rules & Playing Conditions

All scorers need to be aware of the recent changes to the BSA Local Rules and Playing Conditions. There is a Summary of Changes under the ‘Resources/Forms’ menu above . As well, there are links to extracts for the Age Matrix, Pitch Count Rules and Pitching Rules.

The entire Local Rules & Playing Conditions document with changes highlighted in yellow is available on the BSA website here:  BSA Local Rules & Playing Conditions or if not accessible, on the SABSA website here: BSA Local Rules & Playing Conditions .

Download the updated SABSA Pitch Count Sheet.


Scoring Issues


39. Out for failing to tag up after foul ball?


On a foul ball (not caught) the ball is dead and the Umpire should not put the ball into play until all runners have tagged up after the foul. Rule 5.06(c)(5)


There is no out available (on appeal or by tagging the base) because the runner fails to tag up after a foul ball.


If a runner did not tag up after a foul and were to advance or score, the defense could appeal to the umpire that the ball was still dead and the runner should not have been allowed to advance. Lots of luck with that.


By the way, if a runner fails to tag up on a caught fly (fair or foul) and advances, and escapes detection or appeal, the runner cannot be out (tagged or on appeal) after the first following pitch, or any play or attempted play. Rule 5.09.(b)(5)


38. A little tricky …..


Two out, runner Abel on first base. Batter Baker hits a safe single to shortstop who throws wild to first base. Runner Abel goes to second base on the hit and then on to third base on the wild throw. Batter/runner Baker holds on first,


While Batter Charles is up, Baker on first steals second base. Charles hits double to left field, both runners score. Daniel strikes out.


Are the runs Earned or Unearned?


Seems straightforward. The error was only an Extra Base Error, so does not count as a chance for the third out which would have made both subsequent runs Unearned.


So are both runs Earned?


No. Baker was only able to steal second base because the Wild Throw Error allowed the front runner Abel to advance to third base. Abel should have ended the half innings on Third Base and only scored due to the wild throw error – an Unearned Run. Even without the error, the first run would have scored on the double safe hit – an Earned Run.

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