'We made a mistake': Michigan coach Erik Bakich addresses pitcher ejection for foreign substance
Michigan baseball is playing for a B1G Tournament title against Rutgers after dispatching Iowa Sunday afternoon. The Wolverines rode a 9-run 7th inning to a run-rule win over the Hawkeyes.
That win by Michigan was not without a bit of controversy. During the 5th inning, relief pitcher Willie Weiss was ejected for a foreign substance found inside his glove. A member of Iowa’s bench appeared to alert the home plate umpire to Weiss’ glove before an inspection of the glove and Weiss’ ejection.
After the game, head coach Erik Bakich admitted that a mistake was made. He also said the Wolverines need to own it and apologize for it but noted such stuff is “not a part of our program.”
Bakich speaking to BTN on the Weiss ejection “we made a mistake there ….that may be a part of baseball but that’s not part of our program” pic.twitter.com/ofQT3CW2gl
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“We made a mistake there, we have to own it and apologize for it,” said Bakich. “It’s like when you’re a parent and your kid makes a mistake, you don’t love them any less but you have to admit we made a mistake. That may be a part of baseball but it’s not a part of our program.”