This method of situational scoring has the benefit of not having to leave
the present batter's scoring box for any at bat - no going back to mark
runner's movement, coloring in diamonds, etc. The ONLY reason you would
EVER go back is to put a dot in a player's diamond to signify that they
scored, but this is OPTIONAL, and can be done after the game at any time.
General Abbreviations (but use whatever you'd like!)
BEFORE EACH AT BAT:
(1) Write who's on base (just initials) next to the base they're on
(2) Put a large dot in the center of anyone's diamond that scored on the previous at bat (optional)
DURING THE AT BAT:
(1) Write in what the batter did (see above) on the left side of that batter's grey box
(2) Circle any baserunners that scored
(3) Put an "X" or a line through any baserunners that got out
(4) Write the number of the outs that were recorded on that play on the right side of the grey box, and circle them
(note that you're writing ALL outs that were recorded in that at-bat's grey box - you do NOT
need to go back to record runner's movement, outs, etc.)
AFTER THE 3RD OUT OF THE INNING, draw a heavy line between the last batter of that inning and the
leadoff batter of the next inning.
DO NOT MOVE DIAGONALLY BETWEEN INNINGS!