After celebrating a Central Valley Athletic League championship last week, Thomas Jefferson Middle School eighth grade baseball coach Lance Leach had to text his players that the game had to be replayed.
“Looks like we have to replay the championship game from the point of the protested home run, practice tomorrow after school,” the text read on Tuesday.
The Patriots pounded the Kerman pitching, turning a 4-1 win 10 days ago into a 10-3 rout on Monday.
In the championship game on May 3, Kerman’s Louie Vallejo hit a home run over the right-field fence. However, it was later found that Vallejo used an illegal bat...