First, the Varsity Letters wants to commend the few callers out there who know how to call in a score. Sounds simple, right? Well, you'd be suprised how many kettleheads can't do it.
Any time a varsity baseball or softball game is reported, the Observer-Reporter always needs the same information. Final score, score by innings, runs, hits, errors, winning pitcher, losing pitcher, battery, relief pitchers, extra-base hits, first and last names,
Amazing how many times we can't get the above information. Amazing how many times coaches, statisticians or students call in and say, "They didn't give me first names" or, better yet," I don't know who pitched after the starter left."
Next time, ask for first names. Ask for the opponent's record. We're not asking for a social security number. We just want to know is a guy's name is Tom and Terry. It's lazy and irresponsible.
It also makes one wonder the type of instruction some of these student-athletes receive.