An investigation was underway after a college baseball player tackled an opponent after he hit a home run at a game in Weatherford, Texas, on Wednesday, April 20.
This footage released by TSRN Sports shows Weatherford College player Owen Woodward throwing his mitt down before charging at a North Central Texas College runner, Josh Phillips, after he batted a home run.
Weatherford College issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon saying they were “shocked and disappointed” at what happened.
“We are completely embarrassed by this incident, and we apologize to North Central Texas College and the fans of WC baseball”.
North Central Texas College said they were investigating the incident along with Weatherford College. Credit: TSRN Sports via Storyful
- 3-1. Swung on towards left center field. This one's going toward the warning track at the wall. It's over the fence. It's a 2-run home run to give the Lions the lead.
North Central has taken the lead here in game 1. Oh! Oh, my! Oh no! Oh, no! That was out of nowhere.
Woodward just attacking the-- sorry, I just-- Phillips right there. And he'll step on home plate. And Kyle Stark with some sportsmanship going, but not expected one bit.