Lady Cats Softball Coach David Carrillo Upset With Umpire’s Call in Season Ending Loss
Although he later said he would be able to get past it, an umpire’s call that went against the Lady Cats in a season ending loss on Friday (May 10) was still very much on Lady Cats Coach David Carrillo’s mind on KSST Radio and Cable Channel 18’s Saturday Morning Coaches Show. Coach Carrillo said it was a bad call and added it bothered him. The home plate umpire ruled that Lady Cat Sierra Smith failed to touch home base after she apparently scored against Hallsville. KSST video showed that Smith touched home base and scored. Coach Carrillo said coaches are held to a higher standard and he said officials should be as well. He said with out the missed call, the Lady Cats would have been up 3-1. If things would have played out the same, the Lady Cats would have won the game 3-2 and would have been planning a game three Saturday. Coach Carrillo said the heartbroken Lady Cats and he would have to deal with the bad call. He said he wished the call would have been made correctly but it was not. Later in the show, Coach Carrillo had the opportunity to talk about all of his players including his ten seniors. With some players returning, he said he should be able to put together a pretty good team next year.