Sacred Heart has been notified that it will receive a forfeit loss from its April 14 baseball game against Delsea, NJSIAA assistant director Larry White said yesterday.
Sacred Heart had rallied and defeated Delsea, 8-7, in eight innings. The Lions used a pitcher for one inning against Delsea who had also worked seven innings in a game earlier in the week.
"When a pitcher goes seven innings, he must have three days' [rest] before he pitches again," said White, adding that in this case the pitcher had just two days between appearances.
"You learn from it and move on," Sacred Heart coach John Triantos said.
The Lions, who lost, 11-6, to St. Augustine on Tuesday, are now 13-2.
With the forfeit victory, Delsea is undefeated at 7-0.
The forfeits could have a bearing on seedings for the NJSIAA tournament. Delsea is in South Jersey Group 3, while Sacred Heart, which is in Vineland, is in South Jersey Non-Public B.