Softball: Leyden files complaint with IHSA after sectional final defeat
Updated: June 4, 2012 2:44PM
Leyden coach Kurt Schuett filed a complaint with IHSA assistant executive director and softball administrator Matt Troha Saturday following his team’s 12-6 Class 4A sectional final loss to Trinity just hours earlier.
In the complaint, Schuett said that he has video proof of a sign given by the Trinity catcher which instructs the Blazers pitcher to throw at a hitter.
In the loss, two of Schuett's players — catcher Dana Sullivan and pitcher Morgan Maize — were hit by pitches after the catcher gave the signal, according to the Leyden coach.
“It was only given twice in the entire game and both times were when my players were hit,” Schuett said. “We then watched [video of] the entire game against Lyons and that sign was given once and that player was [nearly] hit.”
Sullivan was hit in the second inning with one out and nobody on and Trinity up 2-0. Maize was hit with two outs and runners on second and third with the game tied 3-3. She had homered in her previous at-bat.
“I’ve never purposely hit a batter in nine years,” Trinity coach Bob Osborne said. “It was an inside curveball to both players that got away from [pitcher] Chase [Machain]. You seen how she reacted afterward, she felt bad and she feels bad now that they think she did it on purpose.”
Maize said afterward she was in pain the rest of the game after getting hit in the ribs. She gave up eight runs over the next two innings.