Unusual Calls Cost Warriors the Game


The Warriors played the league leading Foothills Christian Knights yesterday. The game was close throughout with the Warriors playing one of their best games of the season. Starting pitcher James DeLucia again had a sterling outing and held the high scoring Knights in check. If not for a couple of pitches and some unusual calls, the outcome might have been different.

The Knights, leading 2-0 entering the fourth inning, had a two run home run hit over the right field fence by their Division I college-bound catcher, Dan Luckett. In the fourth inning, the Warriors seemed to score a run only to have the umpire call the runner out due to an “interference” call on the next batter.

Mark McKee beat out a slow ground ball to the pitcher and James DeLucia in the subsequent confusion came around to score. The umpire ruled that our next batter had gotten in the way of the throw from first base to home and called DeLucia out. In the 6th inning, DeLucia got his revenge by scoring on a triple by Mark McKee.

Later in the inning, Gus Medina hit a towering fly ball to left which hugged the left field line and cleared the fence for his first career home run. After Gus crossed home plate, the Knights appealed to first base claiming Gus had missed first base. The umpire agreed and called Gus out thus negating the home run. Final score the Knights 4 the Warriors 1.

The Warriors are now 8-8 for the season and 1-3 in the conference. There are four conference games left in the season before a potential play-off bid for the Warriors. The next game is at the San Diego Jewish Academy on Wednesday, May 6. Game time is 4:00

Please reserve the date of Wednesday, May 20 on your calendars. This is our last home game and is our Senior Day. We would love for you to join us to say an appropriate goodbye to our Seniors.