A disgusting prank by a baseball player at Steele Canyon High School has cost the school's freshman baseball team their postseason.
10News learned the incident happened before a game between Steele Canyon and Helix High School.
At least one Steele Canyon freshman baseball player urinated on the bench inside the Helix High dugout before the game. When the Helix players sat on it, they discovered they were victims of a cruel prank.
"To have postseason canceled because of one kid's mistake
they weren't too happy about the decision. They thought one kid should be punished and not the whole team," said Steele Canyon freshman baseball coach Trevor McKinley.
McKinley said he doesn't condone what happened but wishes their postseason had not been canceled by Steele Canyon administrators.
"I would call it embarrassing because it's kind of a lewd act but the freshman kids are 14 years old. They're bound to make mistakes. They still think stuff like that is funny," said McKinley.
At Helix High School, no one thought it was funny. Students were not happy to learn that the Steele Canyon team was allowed to play at least two more games before any action was taken.
Al Love, the assistant principal at Steele Canyon, told 10News the punishment was issued as soon as they found out what happened but said it was the baseball coaches' decision to end the season, not his.
"I think it's justified because if players aren't mature enough to go and act mature on the field, they should not be allowed to play on it," said Steele Canyon senior Keri Marks.
She said she does not care who put an end to the season and is just glad they did. She hopes the team hasn't ruined the school's reputation.
10News has also learned that some Steele Canyon parents are upset with the season coming to an abrupt end because they paid a lot of money for equipment, transportation and a banquet that took place Tuesday night.
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