Quoted from jaytrem:
Indeed! Does the ball in play count increase? If so, I would think the outhole switch keeps triggering, whether physically or on the board somehow. Maybe invite a priest over to play a few games?
While in a game the ball count stays at the current ball as it adds players and adds to their score. It is just bizarre. I will reserve your suggestion for a priestly visit as a last result but won't rule it out