Bad luck haunts weekend
HEAVY RAIN, EJECTION UPSET
The umpire completely missed the call and in the footage you can see this ...
– Sydney Blue Sox spokesman
AN onslaught of terrible weather was just the beginning of a string of bad luck - including an ejected manager - for the Sydney Blue Sox’s first home game at Blacktown International Sportspark on the weekend.
Heavy rain saw the sold out “Military” round against Adelaide Bite postponed, with the teams settling to play a shortened double header at the Rooty Hill ground on Sunday. Adelaide got off to a strong start, and after a questionable call by the umpire at third base, frustration started to set in for the home side.
Sydney Blue Sox manager Jason Pospishil was ejected from the game after an animated coaching protest, where he picked up the base and threw it over the fence and into the beer garden.
A spokesman from the Sydney Blue Sox said tensions were high after the initial four games were called off.
“The umpire completely missed the call and in the footage you can see this, he (Pospishil) is a passionate guy and wanted to get the result for the crowd,” he said.
“Jason was ejected from the first game, however was able to come back for the second game in the afternoon.”
Despite Adelaide Bite winning the first game 6-3 and the second 4-0, the Blue Sox were optimistic they could hit back before the end of the season.
“We have a lot of young guys who have been playing in America.
“They are some of our best pitchers and will be returning to play mid-December, just in time for the playoffs,” the spokesman said.
The Blue Sox are in fifth place on the ladder and will now hit the road again for a four-game series against reigning champions Perth Heat.
Adelaide Bite's Landon Hernandez is safe at home just beating Blue Sox catcher Trent D'Antonio.