April 9, 2003
The winning streak
is over. Eastlake had not lost a game since 2001 until today when
Woodinville defeated the Wolves 4 - 3 in six innings. The game
ended on a controversial call when the umpire called the runner on
second base out for obstructing the shortstop and the batter
running to first out on an assumed good throw by the shortstop.
That phantom double play ended the Eastlake rally and brought
Coach Hulet out of the dugout to have a discussion with the home
plate ump. When it was all over, the umpire was waving his right
arm toward the sky telling Coach Hulet he was out of the game. The
ump walked to the Eastlake dugout, saw no coach in the dugout, and
declared Eastlake had to forfeit the game. Coach Hulet said it was
the first time he had ever been thrown out of a game.
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