Bismarck Larks Field Manager Sean Repay spoke for the first time publicly about the pitch-count violation that cost the team a win against La Crosse on June 26.
Repay met with the media before Bismarck opened a two-game set against the Duluth Huskies. He took full responsibility.
On what lead to the violation:
“We kind of got up in the pace of the game at that point,” Repay said. “If I could do anything different, I would go back and look at exactly what they had as his pitch count. Maybe we could have hashed it out before hand. I’ll take the brunt of that as the manager.”
On how the team responded:
“They didn’t really have any ill will towards it,” Repay said. “They pretty much said coach we’re going to pick you up and we’re going to win some games in a row. We’ll make that ground back up no big deal. I gotta great group and we move forward from it.”
Coach Repay also said the Northwoods League declined to discipline him.
He faced a possible seven-day suspension from the team and $500 fine.