VIDEO: Parents brawl during youth softball tournament at Kingsport park
Matthew Lane, Kingsport Times News
Jun 19, 2018 at 8:57 AM
KINGSPORT — Tempers flared at Brickyard Park Saturday and a brawl broke out between the parents of two out-of-town girls softball teams. The short-lived scuffle took place during a tournament with a half-dozen men throwing punches and rolling around on the ground.
In the aftermath, no injuries were reported, no one was arrested and both teams were disqualified from the tournament.
“It’s a shame this had to happen,” said Todd McLemore, athletic program coordinator for Kingsport’s Parks and Recreation Department.
According to McLemore, the fight was between the parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams — the East Wilkes Cardinals and the Blue Ridge Explosion. The squads were participating in a 12 and under softball tournament sponsored by USA Softball, which had rented the fields from Kingsport.