"DEVASTATED" JOHN WOOD BASEBALL PROGRAM LAID LOW BY A CLERICAL ERROR
From time to time, the national governing body for Junior College Athletics conducts random program audits.
This month John Wood Baseball's number came up.
As part of the routine, the Athletic Department submitted the required paperwork...and unwittingly opened a pandora's box that laid the school's highest riding program very low indeed...
To find out why the JWCC Baseball Program's record dropped from 31-10 to 15-26 in 24 hours time, click on the above icon.
The Blazers drop from 1st to Eighth in the league standings, which gives them just four games to make up enough ground to qualify for a postseason play-in they seemed favored to win. Top six teams in the league get that honor.
A major talking point among the players today as well: they didn't want their hard work to be tainted by implications of program cheating or trying to skirt the system.
Finally, as to the ineligible player himself, the school asked that we not identify. Brad Hoyt said the school would work with him in an effort to get him academically compliant to continue his studies.