LAFAYETTE — Earlier this month, the Advocate reported The LHSAA had penalized the Lafayette High baseball team for intentionally playing an ineligible player.
While that was true, the nature of the penalty and punishment requires some clarification.
The infraction occurred during a junior varsity game against Barbe High School, during which Lafayette High coach Sam Tauli used the unnamed ineligible player in order to field a full squad for the junior varsity contest.
The Lions self-reported the violation, and the punishment was that the player will be ineligible to compete in the first junior varsity contest of next season — something that was not made clear when the LHSAA released its ruling.
The Advocate incorrectly reported that Lafayette High School would not have been eligible to compete for a state championship had it advanced past Acadiana in the second round of the state playoffs.
Since it was a junior varsity infraction, it did not have an effect on the varsity team. The Advocate regrets the error.