Posted on July 18, 2012 by CJ Siewert
The State tournament is approaching fast and with that in mind, here a few pieces of important information regarding the Fall Classic.
- Pairings for the bracket boards will be set on Sunday, August 12. The MBA Board will meet in Norwood that night to determine pairings
- There will be no pass gate at this year’s tourney, but all players on State tournament participating teams are admitted free into every game by showing a valid ID, which will be checked from the team rosters
- League and Section officials will receive their passes in the mail
- Media members (newspaper, radio, television, etc.) will need to show credentials at the gate
The host for this year’s State tournament is St. Cloud Sports, Inc. and they have provided their own webpage with detailed information – you can access it here: http://www.stcloudmac.com/stateamateur.html
The MBA and ScoreMonster (web provider for www.mnbaseball.org) are pleased to announce their partnership with iScore, a mobile scorekeeping product. iScore will be used at the State tournament and the Class B Super Sections to track each game, including LIVE STATS.
Here are the detailed features, courtesy of iScore - http://iscoreleagues.com/iscorewebsite/baseball/index.php
iScore Baseball is the easiest and most intuitive way to track a baseball (or softball) game. The flagship of the iScore Sports line of scorekeeping products, iScore Baseball allows coaches, parents and fans to keep a detailed record of the progress of a game. It has everything you need to score, track and review a game and does not require you to buy any additional software or pay additional fees to access your statistics.
You do not need to know how to keep a scorebook to use iScore Baseball, although scorekeepers will love the scorebook output. During the game, an intuitive interview process helps you to record even the most complex plays. Full base runner control means that every stolen base, pick-off and passed ball is tracked. Multilevel undo/redo support lets you return to any point in the game, from the first play of the game to the last.
Rigorously tested to provide optimal input of all situations that occur during the game, iScore tracks pitch by pitch balls and strikes, balks, runners advancing by wild pitch, catcher interference, assigned errors and so much more.
A pitch tracker allows you to track every pitch location, type and speed, and speckle charts let you review the pitch history. A batting spray chart and previous at bat summaries will give your team an edge over the competition.
Batting and pitching statistics as well as a detailed scorebook can be viewed at any time during the game. Cumulative statistics are also available for each team. In addition, all statistics and scorebooks can be emailed directly to any email address. Coaches will never again have to spend hours trying to extract data from paper records just to see how their players performed.