Ninety Six wins controversial game, which might have half of it replayed
Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:12 AM
NINETY SIX — Wednesday night’s softball game between Ninety Six and Abbeville High School featured a tribute to the armed forces, a career milestone, three dramatic rallies, and a walkoff hit that sparked an electric celebration.
Abbeville's Sarah Timmerman gets a hit against pitcher Anna Fennell during Wednesday evening's game at Ninety Six. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Now, the question is whether or not they’ll have to do most of it all over again.
The Wildcats rallied from a run down in the bottom of the 10th to score two runs and snatch a 6-5 win from Abbeville.
At least, that’s what the record showed as of Wednesday night.
The contest was marred by a bizarre instance in which the game was formally protested by Ninety Six coach Anarie Duckett after Abbeville seemingly made an illegal substitution.
The protest will be examined today by the South Carolina High School League, and Duckett and Abbeville coach Tim Collins said they expect the SCHSL to rule nearly half the game will have to be played again.
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