Posted: 4:31 pm Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
By Matt Porter
Updated Thursday, April 14 at 2:25 p.m. | West Boca Raton’s 13-0 win over district rival Dwyer Tuesday night wasn’t all positive news.
Lost in the offensive explosion and Parker Danciu’s no-hitter, West Boca senior shortstop Tyler Greene was ejected in the fifth inning for throwing his bat on the follow-through of his swing.
Ejections for unsportsmanlike conduct carry an automatic two-game suspension for a first offense.
Since the FHSAA denied West Boca’s appeal, Greene will be suspended for tonight’s crucial District 15-5A game against Wellington. He will also miss Tuesday’s game at Olympic Heights.
In the top of the second inning of Tuesday’s game, home plate umpire David Terrana, Sr. of the East Coast Umpires Association warned both benches not to toss bats after following through on a swing.
In his report to the FHSAA, Terrana said he and Dwyer’s catcher, Ryan Gillespie, were hit by a bat thrown by a West Boca player, which prompted the warning.
In the top of the fifth, Greene, a Georgia commit who is batting .342 with three homers, singled off Dwyer’s Cheynne Bickel but was removed from first by the home-plate umpire. He was replaced by junior middle infielder Ian Tfrin, who came around to score on an error.
“[Greene] threw the bat and struck the catcher for Dwyer,” Terrana wrote in his report.
The first base umpire, Chuck Loucka, removed a spectator from the stands at that time.
After Tuesday’s game, Dwyer coach Frank Torre Jr. didn’t think Greene’s action warranted ejection.
“I think it’s stupid,” Torre said. “He was just following through.
“They should let him play.”