Oklahoma school district baseball forfeit overturned

A southeastern Oklahoma school district whose varsity baseball team was in jeopardy of forfeiting its tournament games has over an alleged rules violations been issued a warning instead.

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association issued the warning Tuesday to Wright City Public Schools. The group also ordered Wright City's baseball coach, Kyle Butler, to be suspended from coaching for the remainder of this year and the first semester of the upcoming year.

The OSSAA had accused Wright City of violating its rules by exceeding the 22-game limit. The district had been ordered to forfeit its next two games, which would have been played in the Class A baseball tournament. Officials say the tournament will be rescheduled.

Tuesday's hearing followed an order handed down on Friday by the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

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