Scorebook A scorebook is the equivalent to the paper scoresheet you use to score a game. The scorebook has 2 pages, the Home side and the Visitors side. A scorebook consists of rows (Batters) and columns (Innings).
Scoresheet A scoresheet is a file that is exported from BallScore. You will have to export each teams scoresheet individually. You can then import a scoresheet (.sbx) into Ballstat.
Cursor The cursor is a shown as a dark blue rectangle around the perimeter of the current cell to be scored. The cell with the cursor will be the next cell to be scored. If you must edit a cell that was already scored then move the cursor to the correct cell and press Q on the keyboard. Use the up and down arrows to move the cursor from batter to batter. Use the right and left arrows to move the cursor from inning to inning.
Cell A cell is a single scoring block at the intersection of a batter and an inning on a scoresheet. There are 32 cells across and 16 cells down. A cell is where each play in a game is scored. A cell can only be scored if a players name is present for that row. Once a cell is scored you will have to Edit the cell to make any changes. A red line at the top of a cell indicates that a new pitcher was inserted into the game at that cell. A red line at the left of a cell indicates that a new batter was inserted into the batting order at that cell.
Batters Batters are shown on the left side of the scoresheet. Up to 8 players can be inserted for each row of cells or up to 8 players can be inserted into each spot in the batting order.
Innings Innings are shown at the top of the scoresheet along with the total hits, runs and men left on base.
Roster A roster is a list of players for a certain team. You can create and save any number of rosters. Rosters can also be imported from BallStat. You can also delete, add or edit a roster at any time.
Lineup A lineup is the specific batting order a team uses to start a game. You can create and save as many different lineups for each team as you like. Lineups can also be imported from BallStat.
Saving When you save a scorebook to disk all the scoring cells, both rosters, both lineups and other information is saved. You can re-open a scorebook later and edit it if you need to make changes or you can continue scoring a game right where you left off.
Defense The defense is the team that is currently in the field playing defense. When the Home team is batting the Visiting teams defense will be displayed and vise versa.
End of inning The end of an inning is reached immediately after the third out of an inning is made. The scoresheet will flip automatically to the other team. The end of an inning is marked on the scoresheet with a diagonal red line through the lower right corner of the cell of the last batter in the inning.
Next batter After a cell is scored the cursor is automatically advanced to the next cell in the batting order.
New Batter If a player was inserted into the defense after the game started and comes to bat for the first time later then insert him as a new batter, not a pinch hitter.
Pinch hitter If a player comes to bat for another player and it is his first appearance in the game then insert him as a pinch hitter. You will have to also place him defensively if he stays in the game when the inning is over and the scoresheet flips.
Exporting After a game is over you can export the game to BallStat. This eliminates having to manually enter your stats into BallStat. BallStat uses a simple match up Wizard to import games so player names in BallStat and BallScore do not have to be identical.
.SBX Exported scoresheets will always end with the .sbx extension.
.SBK Saved scorebooks will always end with the .sbk extension.
Slot Each spot in the batting order contains 8 slots. The starting player will be in slot 1 and slots 2-8 will be empty at the start of the game. The first substitute for a player will be inserted into slot 2, right below the starter he is replacing.