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Baseball: UL coach faces four-game suspension after ejection

Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, April 27, 2014

UL baseball coach Tony Robichaux faces a four-game suspension after getting ejected from Saturday night’s 10-3 loss to the Bobcats.

The four-game suspension comes because he was accused of twice bumping home plate umpire Don Hudson, and Robichaux will serve the first game of it in today’s game against Texas State. (Sunday April 27)

By NCAA rule, one bump results in an automatic two-game suspension and two bumps equates to an automatic four games.

Hudson’s postgame reported alleged two bumps.

UL is looking into whether or not it is allowed to appeal the suspension, Ragin’ Cajuns athletic director Scott Farmer said today.

Whether Robichaux actually bumped or merely brushed Hudson – and what the definition of a bump – is a possible basis for appeal, if allowed.

Robichaux came out of the UL dugout to argue after a Texas State runner first was ruled out at first base, then – after the Cajuns had run into their duguout thinking they had the third out of the half-inning – then was reversed because it was ruled first baseman Chase Compton’s foot had come off the bag.

Hudson made a motion suggesting contact had been made before tossing Robichaux.

Video replay seemed to show Compton did actually keep his foot on the bag, but that is no basis for negating what happened afterward.

UL, ranked No. 2 in the nation, takes a 38-6 record into today’s game at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field with the series tied 1-1.

With Robichaux out, associate head coach Anthony Babineaux assumes his duties.