There was a player ejection on Friday night at the Icebreaker V Softball Tournament.
The player who was ejected now has his first recorded ejection of the year.
This player ejection was only the 2nd ever in more than 60 Icebreaker tournaments over the years.
But to make matters worse there was a few teams the same night who decided to disregard the tournament rules and regulations by bringing and drinking beer inside Maplezone and leaving the empties in the dugout trash cans.
One team left their crushed cans of Bud Lights in the Maplezone parking lot, which was also reported to me.
I hope you enjoyed your Bud Lights and Miller Lites because your teams will never be welcomed back again.
Did you know your tournament liability and accident insurance would be invalid if alcohol was involved.
The field permit was about to be pulled because of this, until myself and the facility scheduling coordinator came to an understanding that this would be the last warning.
If the field permit was pulled - I can guarantee it would not be good for the teams involved.
Here's the email I sent to all the teams about the above policy that some teams decided not to pay any attention to.
Hey Guys -
Attached is the 2018 Bats Plus Icebreaker V Hand-Out.
Also, there is absolutely no drinking of alcoholic beverages inside of Maplezone or not only will the team be removed from the tournament but there will be the loss of the permit.
Please make sure that no trash of any kind is left in the parking lot when you leave (take it with you) – this will also leave to the loss of the permit.
It's not asking much – but the coaches need to communicate this memo to your players.
Nice job to the coaches and players, you showed no respect to anyone involved with running the tournament and jeopardized the future of the Icebreaker tournaments - I won't soon forget what you did.
You should now click the link below and read the USA Softball of PA District 6 Player Ejection Policy which will be more strictly enforced than ever after the incidents in Icebreaker V.
Note: Leagues can have the own stronger Player Ejection Policy - but not less then the guidelines in the District 6 Player Ejection Policy.
USA Softball of PA
District 6 Commissioner