Attended the awards ceremony for the season today. When the JV coach was handing out trophies for outstanding performances, I got that there were so few on a team the was 0-16-1 with 10 games not reporting a score, and the coach was looking for anything positive. But one team “highlight” was too tough to swallow, even with that understanding.
In those 17 reported games, a total of 36 runs were scored, so I almost had my Diet Coke coming out of my nose when he proudly announced they’d stolen 147 bases and only been caught 15 times. That’s not a typo. 162 attempted SBs with only 15 CS.
When people see that kind of stat, of course they question all HS stats, and that’s reasonable. But the truth is, even though certainly not all HS scorers can tell the difference between a wild pitch and a stolen base, most do a better job than that.