Monday, April 29, 2013

High school baseball game gets called off after every single player gets ejected

Who knew a missed suicide-squeeze attempt in a high school baseball game could lead to 36 ejections and one arrest for assault?

Such was the case on Saturday, when things got super heated between Rumson-Fair Haven Regional (NJ) and Red Bank Regional (NJ), which eventually turned into a bench-clearing brawl.

From Asbury Park Press:
Red Bank Regional coach/athletic director Del Dal Pra said the brawl occurred after a Red Bank batter missed a suicide squeeze bunt attempt with a runner on third base. Dal Pra said the runner coming home from third collided with the Rumson-Fair Haven catcher. (Umpire Vinny) Smith said the runner coming home “came in with a shoulder block on the catcher and was called out and ejected. The catcher retaliated by fighting.” 
Both benches emptied at that point, Smith said. He said 22 players from Rumson-Fair Haven and 14 from Red Bank Regional were ejected. No coaches were ejected, Smith said.

All in all, every single player participating in the game received an ejection. Naturally, this meant the rest of the game had to be called off.

Additionally, one parent was handcuffed for allegedly assaulting a player from the opposing team. What a great example for the teenagers, huh?

As a further consequence, both teams could reportedly be banned from taking part in the playoffs this spring for the incident.

Via Eye on Baseball

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