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Controversial Chapman-Daniel Softball Game To Be Replayed Monday

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Updated: May 13, 2013

The South Carolina High School League Executive Committee has ruled a softball game in which the outcome has been wrapped in controversy will be replayed Monday at 5:30 p.m., according to Chapman High School Athletic Director Greg Wilson.

Last week, the game between Daniel and Chapman was suspended in the top of the 6th inning due to weather.  Chapman scored three times during that inning making the score at the time 3-2.

The umpire later changed the ruling, reverting back to the last completed inning when Daniel was up 2-0.

Monday's game will take place at Nettles Park in Clemson.  7 On Your Side will have the outcome.  Check back later for more.

Updated: May 8, 2013

The South Carolina High School League ruled Wednesday morning that Daniel's 2-0 AAA softball playoff win over Chapman Tuesday night stands.

The game was originally ruled suspended in the top of the 6th after Chapman scored three times in that inning and led 3-2 bad weather set in.

The umpire later changed the ruling, reverting back to the last completed inning in which Chapman trailed 2-0 after five.

Spartanburg District One and Chapman High School have petitioned the Seventh Judicial Circuit for a temporary restraining order and declaratory relief after learning about the ruling.

"We simply asked the SC High School League to do the right thing and honor what was suggested by the Umpire-In-Charge," Dr. Ron Garner, Superintendent of Spartanburg School District One, stated.  "Our team was never given the opportunity for a rain delay.  Our folks did what they were told by those in charge of officiating the game.  If this situation was botched by the officials and erroneous information was given to both coaches, then we believe the SC High School League should take all of those things into consideration.  The players on both teams deserve the opportunity to finish that game and a true winner be declared.  We regret having to take such measures, but the students and the community deserve our best efforts on their behalf."

Keep checking back for updates.

Posted: May 7, 2013

The Chapman/Daniel 3A playoff softball game Tuesday night ended in dispute Tuesday evening with rain falling and the visiting Panthers taking their case to the South Carolina High School League Wednesday morning.

Daniel led 2-0 after five innings, visiting Chapman struck for three runs in the top of the 6th but inclement weather initially forced the game to be called.

According to officials from each school, the initial ruling by the umpire was that the game be suspended and resumed at the point it stopped Wednesday.

However, the umpire later ruled that since the game had reached its official point, it revert back to the last completed inning and Daniel was awarded a 2-0 victory.

Chapman athletic director Greg Wilson tells 7 On Your Side that his school was told by the umpire that the game was suspended and left the site with that understanding, only to be told otherwise later.

Wilson says he expects the SCHSL to render its rule at some point Wednesday morning.

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