Warriors baseball might fall from first to fifth

Sports Commentator Patrick Blake is host of the Blake’s Take show, airing weekdays from 5-6 p.m. on KZNU Sports Radio Southern Utah Sports Network – 93.1 FM 1450 AM – with live stream online at http://www.KZNUsports.com.

ST. GEORGE – The Snow Canyon Warriors baseball team may have to forfeit four games after a player was found ineligible by the Utah High School Activities Association.

The Warriors plan to appeal the punishment.

Snow Canyon Principal Warren Brooks said, “we are going to appeal but we have not heard a date when the UHSAA can hear my appeal.”

“From what we heard its not the kids fault so I don’t understand why they would take it out on us,” Warrior player Brayden Linde said,”the administration did not file the paper work correctly is what we were being told. Now we just have to go out and win, from here on out win every game and prove to everyone that we are the best team in the state.”

When a team is punished for the acts of one or a few, there are emotions.

“It’s not us kids’ fault, we just played the games with the players we have on our team,” Linde said.

The Warriors will fall to fifth place if the appeal is denied; and only the top four teams in the Region make it to the playoffs.

The Warriors have to win out and hope for Desert Hills to lose one of their last three games.

If the Warriors do make the playoffs they will have to play defending state champions Juan Diego in the first round at Juan Diego.

Linde said about facing Juan Diego, “we have to beat everyone to win state, so why not start with the defending champions.”

The Warriors are back in action tonight against winless Hurricane at Hurricane.

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