A school baseball recreation in Texas become a police investigation on Wednesday after a pitcher ran off the mound and blindsided the baserunner who simply hit a house run.
In a recreation between NCTC & Weatherford,
Josh Phillips hits a go forward house run and the weatherford pitcher LEVELS him whereas he’s rounding the bases…
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The sport between Weatherford School and North Central Texas School was suspended following the highest of the sixth inning, when Weatherford pitcher Josh Phillips took off sprinting from the mound and tackled the opposing batter. It’s unclear if there have been phrases exchanged between the gamers previous to the hit, however that doesn’t excuse the hit.
Weatherford coach Jeff Lightfoot launched an announcement apologizing to NCTC following the sport.
“We’re shocked and disillusioned at what occurred in our recreation at this time. We don’t condone this kind of habits. We’ve labored exhausting to construct a program with the very best of requirements. We’re fully embarrassed by this incident, and we apologize to North Central Texas School and the followers of WC baseball. One of these habits can’t be tolerated.”
The sort out is reportedly being investigated by Weatherford campus police, and the participant is about to face disciplinary motion from each the athletic division and the workplace of pupil providers.
It’s really one of the crucial surprising incidents we’ve seen in school baseball in a while.