PRESS RELEASE   For Immediate Release   Sportsplex Altercation

City of Jackson, Tennessee


Office of the Mayor                         Phone: (731) 425-8240
Mayor Jerry Gist                             Fax:      (731) 425-8605
121 East Main Street, Suite 301                                                                    
Jackson, TN  38301                                                                                             

P R E S S    R E L E A S E            For Immediate Release

Sportsplex Altercation

West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex officials are waiting for the results of a police investigation before making any more comments about a physical altercation Sunday at the Sportsplex.

A physical fight occurred between the coach of the Bandit Baseball team from Jackson and a parent of the North Mississippi Comanches after the Mississippi team forfeited the game because of a pitching rule violation.

This is the first physical altercation the Sportsplex has had since it opened 12 years ago, Sportsplex officials have said. The Sportsplex hires a security officer to patrol the parking area during tournaments, and Jackson police officers walk through the complex during tournament play.

Neither of the teams involved in Sunday’s argument are scheduled in this weekend’s tournament.