C++ BASEBALL LINEUP PROJECT
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Create a baseball lineup for a PONY baseball team
A manager of a PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth) baseball team has hired you to design a program that creates a
baseball lineup and position assignment. The lineup (i.e., the batting order from 1st to last) will be based on the batting
average of each player. For example, if Joshua has an average of 692 and Jackson has an average of 459, Joshua will be
placed first in the lineup, followed by Jackson.
In terms of the position assignment (i.e., Joshua plays 1st base in inning 1, 3rd base in inning 2, center field in inning 3,
etc.) your program must assign the field positions for each defensive player in accordance to the PONY Shetland rules
1. The line-up should include batting order and player’s defensive positions for each of the five innings.
2. Each team shall play all players in the field in defensive positions. Additional players, (short fielders), shall be
positioned in the outfield no closer than 20 feet to the baseline when the ball is hit and will be considered
3. Each player must be scheduled to play an infield position at least one (1) inning. Catcher will be considered an
infield position. A player may only be scheduled to play catcher a maximum of one (1) inning per game. No
player may play a second inning of infield until every other player has played one inning of infield.
4. A player cannot play the same defensive position for more than one (1) inning per game.
5. A player can only sit out one (1) inning per game.
Enter 12 player names:
What is player 1’s name: Jackson
What is player 2’s name: Ben
What is player 3’s name: Harper
What is player 4’s name: Mason
What is player 5’s name: Sean
What is player 6’s name: Robert
What is player 7’s name: Hayden
What is player 8’s name: James
What is player 9’s name: Luke
What is player 10’s name: Ryan
What is player 11’s name: Grant
What is player 12’s name: Joshua
C++ BASEBALL LINEUP PROJECT
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Enter the averages for each player:
What is Jackson’s average: 399
What is Ben’s average: 616
What is Harper’s average: 511
What is Mason’s average: 647
What is Sean’s average: 401
What is Robert’s average: 545
What is Hayden’s average: 533
What is James’s average: 632
What is Luke’s average: 499
What is Ryan’s average: 470
What is Grant’s average: 578
What is Joshua’s average: 777
Game lineup and field positions:
Name Inning 1 Inning 2 Inning 3 Inning 4 Inning 5
Joshua RF 2B RCF OUT P
Mason RCF 3B LCF 1B OUT
James 2B RF OUT C LF
Ben 1B RCF P OUT SS
Grant P OUT 1B LCF RF
Robert LCF 1B OUT 2B RCF
Hayden LF SS RF 3B C
Harper C LCF SS RF 2B
Luke SS LF 3B P OUT
Ryan OUT C LF RCF 3B
Sean 3B OUT 2B LF 1B
Jackson OUT P C SS LCF
Create a flowchart or pseudo code to establish an algorithm of how to solve this problem.
Use a two dimensional string array to store the lineup player names and position assignments for each player as seen
You can use an iterative approach to display the array, but if you are going to use a recursive approach, use a recursive
function to display the names and positions of the lineup and field positions. This recursive function must be a void
function called displayArray that receives a 2D array, a first index whole number, and a last index whole number. The
void function must use the divide-and-conquer approach as described in your text.
You are permitted to create any additional arrays, variables, functions, etc. towards the completion of this project.