Posted: 6:12 pm Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Baseball: Forest Hill, Suncoast scrimmage earns minor FHSAA penalties 

By Matt Porter

A preseason scrimmage has Forest Hill and Suncoast’s baseball teams in trouble with the FHSAA.

According to official documents released by the FHSAA, the teams played each other in an informal scrimmage in West Palm Beach in January. That violates Policy 18.4, which says schools may only hold intra-squad scrimmages during the preseason.

Forest Hill coach Russ Milliken and Suncoast coach B.J. Gilbert declined to comment.

Both schools self-reported the violation. Both schools were fined $250, placed on two-year probation and banned from participating in preseason classics for the 2012-13 school year.