Teenage umpire in the middle of adult-fueled brawl gets some big-league support

Josh Cordova

The 13-year-old umpire caught in an adult-fueled brawl at a youth baseball game got a big-league show of support Sunday. Cordova and his family were invited to Coors Field by major-league umpire Chris Guccione to see the Dodgers play the Rockies. Guccione reached out after hearing about a game between 7-year-olds that deteriorated into a brawl over a disputed call. Video of the fight in Lakewood, Colo., went viral. “It was scary, not only for me but for the 7-year-olds there,” Josh said. “I want them to have the belief that baseball is a great game and for them to learn to love the game, just as I have.”

Evelyn Adebayo

Last week at Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma’s charity golf event, Adebayo was asked whether she was surprised when UConn reached out about a roster spot. The Murray State transfer looked nervous, then laughed. “I mean, it’s UConn,” Adebayo said. “Yeah!” Adebayo, a Londoner who grew up marveling at the Huskies from across an ocean, averaged 18.2 points and 11.4 rebounds last season. “It’s like a dream to be here,” she said. “I’m the first one from England here. Coming from where I’m from, this doesn’t usually happen, us ending up at UConn.”

Chronicle News Services

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