March 20, 2012


Hosftra, VCU incur suspensions


CAA commissioner Tom Yeager has suspended seven players and the two head coaches from a bench-clearing brawl in Sunday’s contest between Hofstra and visiting VCU.


VCU head coach Paul Keyes was ejected for arguing with an umpire in the bottom of the seventh and is suspended for one game (March 21 at Richmond) per conference rules.


Hofstra head coach John Russo was ejected in the top of the ninth per NCAA rules after a Pride pitcher threw at a batter after being warned. Russo will be suspended one game (March 21 at Manhattan) per NCAA rules.


Four VCU players received suspensions. Blake Hauser and Kyle Pelchy both were suspended for four games (three games for fighting and one for post-participation ejection). Brent Mikionis received a three-game suspension for fighting. Ryan Farrar was given a one-game suspension per CAA rules for damaging field markings during Saturday’s contest. The suspensions cover the game at Richmond on March 21 and the weekend series with UNC Wilmington from March 23-25.


Three Hofstra players were given suspensions. Bryan Verbitsky was suspended four games for throwing at a batter after a warning. Matt Reistetter and Matt Ford received three-game suspensions for fighting. The suspensions cover the game at Manhattan on March 21 and the weekend series at Old Dominion from March 23-25.