ScoreKeeper Scoring FAQ

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Scorekeeper handles almost all game situations easily. The list below answers some commonly asked scoring questions

Situation: Player hits a sac fly with less than 2 outs to score a runner from third, however the fielder makes an error and drops the ball.

How to Score: ScoreKeeper currently does not support Sac with Error so you will have to make some edits in TurboStats after you import the game.  The best way to enter this would be to give the player a hit so they get on and get an rbi.  Then change one hit to a Sac in TurboStats.

Situation: Catcher throws out a runner stealing.

How to Score: Tap the runner and click OUT > Caught Stealing.  Make sure you start with the catcher when you are asked Fielded By  2-4.  If you leave off the 2 the catcher won't get an assist.  Also note that CS does not currently transfer into TurboStats so you will need to enter it after you import.

How ScoreKeeper Records Innings Played

General Scoring Issues and Tips:

Question: How does ScoreKeeper handle a passed ball, wild pitch or error when there are two or more runners on base and they both advance on the play?

Answer: When you tap on a baserunner you will be presented with a dialog box to select how to advance the runner. If you advance all runners by selecting a wild pitch, passball or error that will result in attributing two or more wild pitches, passballs or errors on the play. The way to correctly score this would be to advance the first runner by charging the player with a wild pitch, passball or error and then to advance the remaining runners by tapping the (advance on previous error ScoreKeeper 5.0) or BF (batted forward for ScoreKeeper 4.0) button.  This way only one error, wild pitch or passed ball is charged.

Question: A player came up to the plate in ScoreKeeper who was not supposed to bat. It was my errors for not setting up the lineup correctly.  I went to the lineup and unchecked the player's [ ] Bats box however the player remained up at the plate when I exited the lineup. How do I correct this?

Answer: If you wait until the player is up to uncheck the [x]Bats box you must first undo any balls or strikes thrown you might have scored. Then pull up the Lineup and uncheck the [ ]Bats box. Then after exiting the lineup press the left arrow to move back one player in the lineup. When you press the right arrow the previous player will now be skipped in the batting order.

Question: How do I end the game?

Answer: Whenever you stop scoring the game is over. The team with the most runs is the winner. There is no Game Over button to press. If you need to you can stop scoring a game that might have been called due to weather or darkness and then continue scoring where you left off.  If the game ends due to mercy rule or because the winning run scored in the bottom of the last inning.  Then you must end the inning by using the menu button to access the mercy rule for the fielders to get credited for the inning.  also see: How ScoreKeeper Records Innings Played

Question: I made a mistake while scoring a game. A player missed his turn atbat and I did not catch it until the third inning. How can I fix this?

Answer: It's a good habit to check the name of the player's who are batting. If you make an error you can undo each player back to the point of the error and then fix it. If your error is not in the same inning and you don't have time to go back and fix it you can pop up the lineup and uncheck batter's (Bats status) so that the current batter is up. (If you have version 3.0f or higher you can press the Menu button and choose Skip Batter ). After you score the atbat then go back to the lineup and check the batter's Bats box again. You will have to fix the statistics in TurboStats after you import the game so make a note of the problem and when it was fixed. The error will only affect the players batting stats. Fielding and pitching stats will not be affected.

Question: When I make a game in TurboStats and export it to the Palm Pilot I only get the roster for one team.   Is there any way to get both rosters over?

Answer: Upgrade to TurboStats 10.0 and you can now make games with both rosters

Question: How do you substitute players defensively and not change the batting lineup because league rules are a continuous batting order?

Answer: Just click the lineup button in ScoreKeeper and change the players position by clicking on the position column.  This is not considered a sub but simply a positional change.

Question:  League rules has it that if a batter has to leave the game after the game starts (continuous batting order) what would have been his at bat automatically counts as an out.  How do you score this?

Answers:  There is actually several ways you can handle this. 

  1. Press (Out) and then choose Called Out. (you many have to fix this player stats after you import the game)
  2. Press (Lineup) and then uncheck the players[x] bats box.  No stats will be charged to the batter.  When the second (which is actually the third) out is made use the menu button and choose the Mercy Rule to end the inning.
  3. Add a new player to the team and sub the player in the lineup with this player.  Call the player Auto Out or something like it.   Then choose the (Out) Called Out option.

Question: After scoring a game with Palm Pilot, when hot syncing with TurboStats should this be done by simply pushing the hot sync button on the palm pilot cradle or by going into TurboStats and importing the game?

Answer:  First you HotSync the pilot so the data is moved to your PC.  Then you go to TurboStats, open your team, go to the Game Form and choose the Games> Import from ScoreKeeper menu and import the game.

Question:  Is it possible to change the pitcher after the inning is completed?

Answer:  Unfortunately ScoreKeeper tracks stats in series so the only way to change the pitcher would be to undo the batters, make the change and then add the batters back.  The easiest way to handle it would be to just import the game into TurboStats and edit the stats on the PC which is easily done.

Question:  How do I access the Pull Down Menu button options in ScoreKeeper

Answer:  Press the icon next to the grafitti area on your Palm.  Under the Applications button that looks like a house or arrow. menu.gif (4629 bytes)

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