Two days after being struck in the wrist during a sixth inning at-bat against Freedom, a source close to the team said Steinbrenner senior shortstop Stone Ramsey may have a break and could miss the remainder of the 2012 season.
Ramsey, who leads the team with five home runs, took an 85+ mph fast ball inside from Patriots pitcher Kyle Schindler that hit him on the wrist, Thursday evening. And while he returned to his position for the seventh inning, Ramsey immediately jogged to the dugout in pain after misfielding a ground ball.
Third-year coach John Crumbley said after the game that he hoped it wasn’t too serious.
“Hopefully Stone’s wrist from getting hit in that last at-bat is not something that’s a setback,” said Crumbley, following his team’s 2-0 win over Freedom which clinched the No. 1 seed in Class 7A-District 9.
The time table for Ramsey’s return won’t be set until Monday when classes resume. Crumbley told The Oracle via text message that he wasn’t speculating on the extent of the injury.
“(I) haven’t heard final report from him yet.”
Sucarichi decision coming Thursday
Junior pitcher Nick Sucarichi will appeal the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) decision to make him ineligible for undisclosed reasons on Thursday afternoon.
Sucarichi (1-0, 1. 24 ERA) has not played since Feb. 24, leaving Chris Williams and Cole Gordon as the only two starting pitchers. Danny Rodriguez spot started against Brandon last weekend.
An email to FHSAA spokesman Corey Sobers was not returned to The Oracle.
Jeff Odom / Baseball Beat Writer