How To Enter Pitching Stats
How to use the SportDoggy editor to go from paper scoresheet to saved pitching stats

After a softball game is played, if you have a complete scoresheet for the game, then in addition to entering the score, you can enter the fielding stats for your team. This allows you to see how players on your team did for each game, and you can also see who is doing the best over the course of a season.

When keeping score for a game, will use two sheets. One sheet will have your team’s lineup, and the other will have your opponent’s. You keep stats for the other team in the same way you would for your team. When entering fielding stats, you’ll use the stats you collected for the other team when they were batting. You’ll be looking at the strikeouts, walks, and runs scored by the other team when you enter pitching stats.

Once you've selected the players who played in the game you wish to record, you will need to switch to the Pitching Stats form by clicking the Pitching Stats link on the blue strip. This will not refresh the page, so you can enter all 3 sets at once. You will be presented with a table that shows all the pitching stats that you’ll be entering along the top, and a place on the left to select which of the players pitched that game. Since you can have multiple pitchers per game, you can click the + button to add another pitcher. You can also change the pitching order by dragging the number next to the pitcher’s name.

The procedure for entering pitching stats is similar to entering fielding stats in that you will be scanning every box of the opponent’s batting stats.

Pitching Stats Description

The following pitching stats are entered on the score entry page:

Innings Pitched
This is the total number of innings that this player pitched. Players may only play partial innings, and this is indicated by the decimal point. The decimal part shows how many outs there were when the player switched. If a player switched at the beginning of the fourth inning, before any outs were made, he pitched 4.0 innings. If there was one out when he switched, he pitched 4.1, if there were 2 outs, then he pitched 4.2 innings.
Batters Faced
This is the total number of batters faced by this player. Note that this does not refer to individual people, but the total number of times an opponent stepped up to the plate while this player is pitching. Since players usually have more than one plate appearance per game, players will be counted more than once in the Batters Faced total.
Hits Allowed
This is the total number of hits allowed by this player. All 1B, 2B, 3B, and HR count as hits. Fielder’s choices and errors do not count as hits allowed.
Walks/Bases on Balls
This is the total number of times this player walked someone on the opposing team. Count 1 for every time you see BB on the opposing team’s batting stats.
This is the total number of times this player struck out someone on the opposing team. Count 1 for every time you see a K on the opposing team’s batting stats.
Earned Runs
This is the total number of earned runs credited to the pitcher. An earned run is any run that is scored by the opposing team, except when the player reached base on an error (it’s the fielder’s fault the batter made it on base; without the error he’d be out), or when there should have been 3 outs in the inning, except an error occurred preventing the inning from ending. This means that when there are 2 outs, if an error occurs, any additional runs that score in the inning are unearned. Another way of thinking about earned runs is to imagine what who would have scored in the inning if no errors had occurred. The inning might have ended sooner, and fewer people would have gotten on base. Those that score are unearned. Walks and fielder’s choice plays result in earned runs if the player scores.

If no errors occur during an inning, then all runs are earned runs.
Pitch Count
This is the total number of pitches thrown by this player. It is infrequently tracked, and completely optional to enter.


The image below shows a partial scoresheet for the opposing team. A complete game would have more batters, but we can still see how everything gets added up.


The pitcher pitched all 7 innings. He faced 15 batters, since he faced each batter 5 times. He allowed 5 hits: the 2 singles, the 2 doubles, the triple, and the home run. He walked 1 batter and struck out 3.

Earned runs can be tricky to figure out. This pitcher had only 5 earned runs (even though 8 runs were scored): There were no errors in the first inning, so all 3 runs are earned runs. In the second inning, the error on the second batter should have ended the inning, so neither of the 2 runs in that inning were earned by the pitcher. In the third inning, the second batter would have been out while running to second, so his run is not earned. The third run is earned since one of the two batters on base would have scored on the fielder’s choice. This brings the total earned runs to 4. No runs scored in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, if there were no errors then batter 2 would not have reached base, so his run is not an earned run. No runs scored in either the sixth or seventh innings.

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