March 23, 2009
Horton Suspended Three Games
Oregon head coach George Horton has been
suspended for three games after being ejected in the fifth
inning of Sunday’s game against Washington.
The umpire’s report said Horton’s cap touched the
umpire while Horton was questioning a call. Ejection for
physical contact with an umpire has an automatic three-game
suspension to be served immediately.
Horton will miss home games against Sacramento
State on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as the Pac-10 series
opener in Eugene with Oregon State on Friday.
The Ducks are 9-11 in their first year back after
a 28-year absence. Oregon begins conference play this weekend
against the Beavers.