Shoving match cuts Darton softball doubleheader short - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Shoving match cuts Darton softball doubleheader short

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It was supposed to be a doubleheader between two top 20 softball teams, but it ended in ugly fashion.

A doubleheader between Darton State and Chipola College ended before Game 2 after coaches from both teams got into a shoving match.

It all started when Chipola's coaches argues a defensive shift Darton was using against Chipola's slappers was illegal.

The coaches argued the players were switching positions and Darton should have to report it each time.

The argument got physical after Darton coaches say Chipola coach Jimmy Hendrix poked Lady Cavalier Assistant Coach Gene Dews in the chest.

"We were trying to be diplomatic and explain to them what the rules actually say, and [Hendrix] put his hands on [Dews]," says Darton Head Coach David Dews. "You know, there were some shoves back and forth and we broke it up, and that's that."

Chipola coaches did not want to comment but say they did not touch or shove anyone first.

Chipola left the field without playing the second game of the doubleheader.

Darton police responded to the scene at the request of Chipola's coaches who wanted to report it.

Dews says he doesn't believe any disciplinary action will come from the incident.

The two teams are scheduled to play again at Chipola on April 6, but both coaches say that game will not happen.

Chipola won Game 1, 8-0.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:10:16 GMT
    KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

    More >>

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

    More >>
  • Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:26:19 GMT

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>
  • Pregnant teen blocked from walking at graduation

    Pregnant teen blocked from walking at graduation

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-05-24 06:45:22 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-05-24 06:45:22 GMT

    The school principal says the student and her parents signed a covenant, vowing the teen wouldn’t have sex.

    More >>

    The school principal says the student and her parents signed a covenant, vowing the teen wouldn’t have sex.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly