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UNC baseball coach Scott Forbes suspended 2 games after ejection

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina athletics officials confirmed late Saturday night that baseball coach Scott Forbes has been suspended for two games, per NCAA rules, following his ejection during a 4-3 loss to VCU in the NCAA Tournament.

School spokesman Gary Paczesny said the Tar Heels had been in communication with the NCAA and were awaiting clarification.

Forbes was tossed by home plate umpire Jeff Henrichs after arguing a no-call in the third inning of the Chapel Hill Regional game at Boshamer Stadium. First base umpire John Brammer, the crew chief, then intercepted the objecting Forbes and appeared to signal Forbes’ suspension with a raised hand and two fingers as they had an animated exchange.

“It is incredibly disappointing to have the NCAA confirm a two-game suspension for our head baseball coach, yet have no explanation for the call that ultimately led to the suspension,” UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham wrote late Saturday night in a Twitter post. “We must do better for our student-athletes and teams.”

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