LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – Controversy over an ejection at a Louisville baseball game continued on June 3 during the NCAA Regional Championship.
Louisville relief pitcher Michael McAvene was given an automatic four-game suspension following his ejection for disputing an umpire’s decision in an NCAA Tournament victory over Indiana on Sunday.
It was on Monday that a sign was put up near Jim Patterson Stadium that said “Free Mike.”
The NCAA released a statement after the ejection that said McAvene was ejected for “disputing an umpire’s decision and unsportsmanlike conduct” directed at umpire Ken Langford.
Louisville teammates hung McAvene’s No. 41 jersey atop the dugout during their game against Illinois State, a regional final matchup. Louisville did go on to win that Sunday game 11-2.