A Clinton youth baseball coach's practice at Wallace Fields in Clinton Thursday evening set off a social media outrage over the gathering that totaled roughly 20 individuals.
The Coach of the Clinton Rams traveling youth baseball team, Tony Douglas, says he takes full responsibility for the practice and did not mean to divide the community. He explains he put out an invitation for a non-mandatory practice not thinking many kids would show up but turns out, the whole team wanted to get out and play.
Authorities became aware of the situation at around 6 pm however Douglas says no police ever came to the fields to break them up. Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers tells Regional Radio News he has been in contact with all parties involved, the issue has been resolved and believes this will not happen again.
The Clinton Rams traveling team is not affiliated with the Clinton Youth Baseball league.