Del Campo High School baseball team forced to forfeit a game after parents get into altercation with umpire.
School district officials and parents are disputing a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section’s proposed decision to ban fans from the next Del Campo-Buhach Colony baseball playoff game. The proposed ban comes after a parking lot scuffle between parents and an umpire after Monday’s game in Carmichael.
The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section has reportedly proposed to ban all fans from the next game, although San Juan Unified officials argue that no Del Campo parents were involved in the fight. The league is also trying to move the game to a different neutral site – an "unnecessary burden for the school and families," the district argues. District officials say CIF Sac-Joaquin Section has also proposed that Del Campo forfeit Monday’s win due to players using the baseball field that same day in PE classes.
Del Campo students, parents and staff protested the forfeit at a briefing Wednesday afternoon. The next game Del Campo-Buhach Colony game is scheduled to happen Thursday, but no location has been determined yet. Of the no-fan mandate, the section said in its statement: “We are sympathetic to supporters and parents from both schools, but based on the investigation, we felt this action was appropriate. The players were not at fault here, and they need to be allowed to complete their postseason.”