At the same time, each game's statistics—even advanced ones, like first-pitch strike percentage and hitters' spray charts—are sent into sortable online databases, eradicating the need to transcribe into a spreadsheet. The apps also create live game streams so parents can follow Little League teams like they're the Yankees and Mets.
"Our mantra has been, score what you see," said Brett Law, the founder of iScore, which was acquired by ESPN last year. "If the ball's thrown to second base, just touch the second baseman. If it goes to left field, just touch left field. It's simple enough for moms and advanced enough for stat geeks."