Posted: 3:48 pm Monday, April 9th, 2012

Baseball: Jupiter will not forfeit games 

By Matt Porter

Earlier in the baseball season, we reported that Jupiter may forfeit several games due to an ineligible player.

Mook

Mook

On Monday, FHSAA Associate Executive Director M. Denarvise Thornton said Jupiter is in the clear.

“This matter was resolved,” Thornton said in an email. “There were not penalties assessed or violations regarding this matter.”

Jupiter coach Andy Mook was pleased with the news. He said he wasn’t aware of the decision until a reporter informed him.

“I just figured hey, they’ll let me know me know,” Mook said. “I knew we couldn’t keep dealing with that issue and have it hang over our heads. If that was something we were worried about, it would mess up the whole concept.”

Mook said the formerly ineligible player was cleared by his school’s administration to play and has played most of the season for the Warriors. To be eligible, the player had to establish residency in Jupiter’s attendance boundary and wait a period of six days.