Mon. Sep 25th, 2023

Tennessee highschool baseball playoffs are again within the nationwide information cycle for lower than favorable circumstances after two groups had the season reduce brief on account of an on-field combat.

The TSSA reprimanded Elizabethton and Unicoi County for the incident that passed off on Saturday’s Division 1-3A playoffs.

In response to TVA Credit score Union Ballpark stories, the combat started throughout the shut recreation when a Unicoi County participant and an Elizabethton participant had a quick altercation at third base following successful. Inside seconds, a punch was thrown, which led to the benches clearing and the scuffle escalating.

Grainy video of the combat made its method onto social media.

The sport was suspended within the seventh inning after the umpires and coaches broke up the brawl, which meant Sunday’s District 1-3A championship recreation needed to be postponed.

Within the aftermath, the faculties acknowledged a “unified” proposal was made to the TSSA’s Gene Menes concerning the punishment, whereas the affiliation reviewed the occasions and stories earlier than continuing.

By Monday, the destiny of each colleges had been decided:

Unicoi County was fined $1,250
The baseball workforce was positioned on restrictive probation for the rest of the 2022-23 college 12 months.
The workforce can be on probation for the 2023-2024 college 12 months.
Elizabethton was fined $1,750
The baseball workforce is on restrictive probation for the remainder of this college 12 months as effectively
Elizabethton is beneath two years of probation till the 2024-2025 college 12 months.

In response to stories, Unicoi County will attraction the ruling.

The ruling marks the second time throughout the 2023 playoffs the TSSA wanted to make a judgment on a workforce that resulted in a untimely finish to the season.

However this state of affairs was not as trivial as going one pitch over the allotted pitch depend—which occurred final week within the recreation between Ensworth and Father Ryan.

As an alternative, the character of the altercation was extra extreme and the punishment handed down appeared to match the violation of the TSSAA’s unsportsmanlike conduct by-laws. 

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