TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 29, 2013) - Tallahassee Community College, on Monday, announced it has withdrawn from this weekend's Florida College System Activities Association's (FCSAA) Gulf District Softball Tournament.
TCC withdrew from the tournament on Sunday after head softball coach Patti Townsend announced that six players – Marina Cobbs, Dominique Davis, Kelly Engwall, Ashley Heath-Smith, Brianna Murillo and Brenda Santana – were suspended for violation of team rules.
As a result, the Eagles were left with only eight available players for Friday's opening round game against Hillsborough Community College, which would have resulted in an automatic forfeit.
"After consulting with Coach (Patti) Townsend, it was determined that, out of respect for the integrity of the tournament, as well as the participating teams, we would petition the Panhandle Conference to allow us to withdraw from the tournament and extend an invitation to Pensacola State College to fill our spot," said director of athletics Rob Chaney.
Panhandle Conference and FCSAA officials approved Tallahassee's request late Sunday.