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King Philip Forfeits Six Girls Softball Wins Because Coaches Used Walkie-Talkie To Communicate With Catcher On Field

May 30, 2024

The girls softball team at King Philip Regional High School has forfeited six wins from the spring 2024 season for using without prior approval an electronic communication device between coaches and players.

The National Federation of State High School Associations has not approved the walkie-talkie device coaches used to call what kind of pitch they wanted the pitcher to throw by speaking directly to the catcher’s helmet, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association said in a press release, according to The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro.

The six forfeits, all from May 2024, dropped the Warriors’ official record for the regular season to 12-9, The Sun Chronicle reported.

The new record dropped King Philip from the 10 to number 21 in the Power Rankings for Division 1 softball of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of Thursday, May 30.

 

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