NC State baseball coach suspended

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Elliott Avent, head baseball coach of the NC State Wolfpack (Ncsu.edu)

RALIEGH, N.C. — North Carolina State baseball coach Elliott Avent has been suspended for three games for making physical contact with an umpire.

University officials announced Tuesday that the Atlantic Coast Conference notified the school of the suspension.

The incident happened Sunday in the bottom of the sixth inning of a 6-4 loss at Virginia Tech. Avent was ejected for tossing a catcher’s mask toward the N.C. State dugout.

Following that, there was physical contact between Avent and home plate umpire David Pritchett — which carries an automatic three-game suspension that can’t be appealed.

Avent was to miss games against UNC Greensboro on Tuesday, and at Florida State on Thursday and Friday.

In a statement issued by the school, Avent says he accepts the suspension.

Credit: The Associated Press.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.