sunny.png
Thursday September 29th, 2022 8:12AM

Multiple players suspended after JUCO pitcher levels batter

By The Associated Press

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A Texas junior college baseball conference has suspended a pitcher for four games after he tackled an opposing batter after a home run, and the batter also was suspended for two games because he was ejected for taunting.

The North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference announced Thursday it suspended both players and many more from both teams due to the resulting brawl.

Online video of the play showed North Central Texas College's Josh Phillips rounding third after his sixth-inning home run, only to have Weatherford College pitcher Owen Woodward charge off the mound and level him with a violent blow to the midsection. Several players then charged on to the field.

Weatherford officials have said Woodward could face expulsion from school as the play caught widespread online attention.

But the league office handed out most of its punishment for the North Central Texas program because of the players who ran onto the field after the hit.

The league suspended for two games “all team members for NCTC that were in the dugout or bullpen” and any assistant coaches who stepped onto the field. It also suspended four additional Weatherford players and assistant coaches for two games.

If that leaves North Central Texas without enough players for its next two games against Weatherford, it will have to forfeit, the league said. Both teams were ordered to forfeit the game that was stopped.

The teams are scheduled to play each other this weekend.

“We are shocked and disappointed at what happened in our game today,” Weatherford coach Jeff Lightfoot said after the game. "We do not condone this type of behavior. We have worked hard to build a program with the highest of standards. We are completely embarrassed by this incident, and we apologize to North Central Texas College and the fans of WC baseball. This type of behavior cannot be tolerated.”

___

More AP sports: https://apnews.com/hub/sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , College Sports, AP Strange News, AP Sports - College Baseball
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Inflation drives up Passover food prices for US Jews
Some U.S. Jewish families observing Passover are struggling to pay for matzo, eggs and gefilte fish as soaring inflation drives up prices during one of the most important Jewish holidays
12:43PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Nicolas Cage faces off with a new foe: Himself
“Metropolis.”
12:36PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Biden announces heavy artillery, other weapons for Ukraine
President Joe Biden has approved an additional $800 million in military aid to help Ukraine fight back in its increasingly difficult battle against the Russian invasion
12:33PM ( 30 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Texas woman drops lawsuit claiming Jerry Jones is her father
A 25-year-old Texas woman who sued Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, alleging he is her biological father, has dropped her lawsuit
12:03PM ( 1 hour ago )
2 months after Griner's arrest, mystery surrounds her case
WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is easily the most prominent American citizen known to be jailed by a foreign government
11:13AM ( 1 hour ago )
Ex-tennis pro Shriver: 'damaging' relationship with coach
Former professional tennis player Pam Shriver says that she “had an inappropriate and damaging relationship with my much older coach” that began when she was 17 and he was 50
8:24AM ( 4 hours ago )
AP Sports
Raise a toast to the D'backs: Beer leads 11-2 win at Nats
Rookie Seth Beer had three hits and three RBIs, and Daulton Varsho added a two-run homer to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Washington Nationals 11-2
11:38PM ( 13 hours ago )
Ohtani overpowers in 2-way performance, Angels blank Astros
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitched perfect ball into the sixth inning, tied a career-best with 12 strikeouts and also had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Houston Astros 6-0
11:12PM ( 13 hours ago )
Cabrera gets to 2,999 hits in Tigers' 5-3 loss to Yankees
Miguel Cabrera had three hits to move one shy of 3,000 in the Detroit Tigers’ 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees at chilly Comerica Park
10:16PM ( 14 hours ago )
AP Online Baseball
Wright resigns as Villanova coach, Neptune takes over
Jay Wright shocked college basketball Wednesday night with his immediate resignation at Villanova, the Big East program he led to two national championships and four Final Fours in a Hall of Fame career
10:28PM ( 14 hours ago )
Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe to return for senior season
Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe says he will return for his senior season with the Wildcats after a breakout season in which he swept national player of the year awards
3:37PM ( 21 hours ago )
LB coach Wallace now defendant in ex-Iowa players' lawsuit
Iowa linebackers coach Seth Wallace has been added as a defendant in lawsuit filed against the university and athletic department personnel by former football players alleging they were discriminated against and harassed because they are Black
4:16PM ( 1 day ago )
College Sports
Scholar uses trash as treasure to study life in North Korea
A South Korean scholar has turned to a different way of collecting information about secretive North Korea as pandemic restrictions make it harder for outsiders to find out what life is like for North Koreans
12:40AM ( 12 hours ago )
Missing wallaby found hiding in bush near zoo exhibit
The wallaby who went missing at the Memphis Zoo after storms passed through Tennessee this week has been found hiding — nearly in plain sight
3:00PM ( 5 days ago )
Choo-choo: Hornets' play-in arrival blocked by freight train
The Charlotte Hornets were delayed getting to the arena for their NBA play-in game against the Atlanta Hawks
8:43AM ( 1 week ago )
AP Strange News
College baseball goes high-tech to send pitch calls to mound
A growing number of college baseball teams are moving away from the tradition of catchers using their fingers and hands for pitch signs
2:25PM ( 2 weeks ago )
Bubble life: China takes COVID sports routine to new extreme
Officially, the Beijing Olympics are taking place inside what organizers are calling “the enclosed compound activity area.”
4:09AM ( 2 months ago )
Va. Tech runs away from Georgia Tech behind Aluma 81-66
Keve Aluma scored 24 points on 8-for-11 shooting and 8 for 9 from the foul line and Virginia Tech led most of the way in an 81-66 win over Georgia Tech. Michael Devoe’s layup pulled the Yellow Jackets into a tie at 23 with 8:26 remaining before halftime
11:42PM ( 2 months ago )
AP Sports - College Baseball
Inflation drives up Passover food prices for US Jews
Some U.S. Jewish families observing Passover are struggling to pay for matzo, eggs and gefilte fish as soaring inflation drives up prices during one of the most important Jewish holidays
12:43PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Nicolas Cage faces off with a new foe: Himself
“Metropolis.”
12:36PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Biden announces heavy artillery, other weapons for Ukraine
President Joe Biden has approved an additional $800 million in military aid to help Ukraine fight back in its increasingly difficult battle against the Russian invasion
12:33PM ( 30 minutes ago )
Feeling 'right,' 'safe,' people greet cannabis sales in NJ
New Jersey’s recreational marijuana marketplace is open for business
12:32PM ( 32 minutes ago )
CNN's streaming service shutting down a month after launch
CNN’s brand-new streaming service, CNN+, is shutting down only a month after launch
12:29PM ( 34 minutes ago )