The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) recently completed its response to allegations that the Torrey Pines High School (TPHS) baseball team was in violation of district policies and state law. After an independent investigation by the Sobel Group, the district sent a response to the complainant Wendy Gumb that outlined there was no “pay to play” culture in the baseball program but there were instances where district policies were not followed.
“The report speaks for itself,” said TPHS Coach Kirk McCaskill. “I wouldn’t use the word ‘vindicated’ because I don’t feel like we did anything wrong. This process has been very frustrating from our perspective.”
A baseball umpire trainee runs toward first base to get into position to make a call during an instructional camp session at Compton Community College. The umpire camp is operated by Major League Baseball and includes on-field and classroom instruction.