George Horton and Scott Heineman suspended for portions of series with Washington
Oregon baseball head coach George Horton and junior outfielder Scott Heineman are suspended for parts of the Ducks’ upcoming series with University of Washington, according to a statement from the University of Oregon athletic department.
The suspensions come as a result of their ejection in Sunday’s game versus University of Southern California.
“I’m just accepting it — it is what it is,” Heineman said.
Horton is suspended for the first two games of the series for arguing with an umpire after he was ejected. Heineman is suspended for Friday’s contest for unsportsmanlike conduct to an umpire.
“Both suspensions are automatic and neither has an appeals process,” the UO athletic department said in a press release.
Horton chose not to comment on his reaction to the suspension.
“I have a great staff, I’m sure it will be seamless,” Horton said. “It’s going to kill me not to be here, I think we need all hands on deck.”
Dean Stiles, Oregon’s pitching coach, will call pitches Friday and Saturday in Horton’s absence. Assistant coach Mark Wasikowski will continue to run the team’s offense.
Horton will watch the game on TV away from PK Park, as he isn’t allowed in the stadium during the two games.