The NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE issued the following statement today

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the start of the 2020 New York-Penn League™ season is being delayed indefinitely. The League and its clubs will continue to monitor the situation and work with our Major League Baseball™ affiliates, while following the recommendations of public health officials and adhering to local reopening guidelines.  As always, the health and safety of the New York-Penn League™ fans, players and staff members are our top priorities. Additionally, the New York-Penn League™ All-Star Game has been canceled.”

BREAKING NEWS: PA Attorney General Press Office confirms receipt of Criminal Sexual Misconduct referral from DA Gardner

Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner (left) and PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro (right)

Criminal Case referral based on the events surrounding the 2018 Williamsport Millionaires Baseball team trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and subsequent investigations.

As exclusively reported by Fox Sports Williamsport on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner referred the case to the office of PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Earlier today, the Press Office of Attorney General Shapiro provided this statement in response to the following inquiry from FSW:

Just following up to confirm receipt of the referral.

If so, is the case being accepted as well?

“We have received the referral, Todd, but that’s all we can say at this time.”

 

Earlier in the day, Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner was asked by FSW during a press conference about the referral and he declined public comment since it has been officially referred to the Attorney General.

On May 8, FSW made an inquiry following up on the referral, EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”.

In PART I of “A Baseball Story” series WASD Solicitor Fred Holland characterized the incident as “indecent and inappropriate behavior.”

WASD Superintendent Dr. Tim Bowers subsequently put a gag order on Holland in regard to the case.

Recently, a story with hazing similarities reached the charging phase, UPDATE: Charges filed in Greater Latrobe Junior High hazing case cited in “A Baseball Story”.

FSW will continue to follow developments in this story.

Part XVII of “A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball” is forthcoming.

 

LINKS TO 16-PART SERIES PUBLISHED BY FOX SPORTS WILLIAMSPORT

UPDATE: Charges filed in Greater Latrobe Junior High hazing case cited in “A Baseball Story”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVI

EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART X

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART V

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART III

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART II

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART I

Fans often ask me, what if?

Millionaire Baseball Mayhem in Myrtle Beach

East Coast Invitational Basketball Camp canceled due to COVID-19

The East Coast Invitational June 24-June 27 has been canceled due to COVID-19. We have to protect our Teams and Fans.

According to Wells Gulledge, ECI Director “certainly we are disappointed, but we look forward to our 20th Anniversary in 2021. Thank you to all of our sponsors and support staff for all you do to make our Camp in Jacksonville, North Carolina so special.”

The East Coast Invitational is set for a return to Jacksonville, North Carolina June 25-June 28, 2021.

2020 District IV Football All-Star Game cancelled

By: Ed Weaver | PIAA District IV Football Coaches Association

It is with great sadness that the 2020 District IV Football All-Star game, scheduled for June 19, 2020, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.

Projected 2020 North Roster

Athens – Dylan Comstock, Damian Hudson, Keegan Rude

Bucktail – Liam Dwyer

Canton – Uriah Bailie, Garrett Storch, Carson Stiner, Keegen Nelson

Cowanesque Valley – Kole Hurler, Seth Huyler, Owen Fitzwater

Jersey Shore – Tanner Lorson, Stanton Westin, Anthony Shaffer, Dawson Sechrist, Brett Guthrie, Ryan Kershner

Loyalsock – Malaki Parlante, Aiden Gair, Rees Watkins, Dane Armson, Simone Mileto, Nolin Damiano

Montoursville – Will Carson, Travis Johnson, Jacob Stoner, Hunter Shearer, Jacob Reeder, Ryan Keen, Ian Plankenhorn, Jaxon Dalena

Montgomery – Steven Prince, Alex Hans, Kade Showers

Muncy – Christian Good, Dakota Haueisen, Cael Hembury

Sayre – Zach Watkins, Corbin Brown, Isaiah Firestine, Ethan Miller, Pat Casterline

South Williamsport – Luke Winner, Dakota Hill, Austin Nash, Kyle Whipple, Ethan Fields, Caleb Nelson

Towanda – Tanner Kunkle, Lacin Terry, Blake Templeton

Wellsboro – Aidan Hauser, Silas Wagaman, Logan Henry, Alex Burrell, Keegan Clemens, Tyler Hancock

Williamsport – Brock Moyer, Drake Mankey, Ian Welshans, Edward Jefferson, Jonathan Cramer, Ethan Williamson

Wyalusing – Jackson Chilson, Shane Fuhrey

Projected 2020 South Roster

Central Columbia – Jacob Reifer, Zander Bradley, Josh Cohen, Cole Heintzelman, Riley O’Neil

CMVT – Owen Reichner, Caleb Dawson, Mekhi Mundrick

Hughesville – Ethan Snyder

Line Mountain – Dillon Bohner, Cody Ebersole, Kelly Reed, Colton Smith

Midd-West – Reid Dunkleberger, Carter Sauer, Gabe Regester

Mifflinburg – Mason Breed, Rylee Stahl, Gary DeGroat Jr.

Milton – Owen Kesister, Brent Mitch

Mount Carmel – Logan Wills, Nick Troutman, Jack Chapman, Shane Weidner, Tommy Reisinger, Mike Makowski, Collin Herb, Noah Berkoski, Brad Shurock, Dylan Pupo, Joey Bendas

Selinsgrove – Trey Baney, Wyatt Metzger, Nick Sheaffer, Miciah Showers, Josh Nylund, Christian Kantz

Shikellamy – Billy Nace, Derek Reitz, Joel Derr, Ryan Castillo, Nathan Minnier

Southern Columbia – Jacob Herr, Ian Huntington, Cade Linn, Ty Roadarmel

Warrior Run – Remington Corderman, Riley Daubert, Kenny Newman, Ahmahd Keyes, Jack Welliver, Denver Beachel, Pete Reasner

Cutters 5K Race Canceled Due to COVID-19

Race scheduled to return in 2021

Out of an abundance of caution, the Williamsport Crosscutters and Hope Enterprises have jointly announced the cancelation of this year’s Cutters 5K Race originally scheduled to for June 27.

“While this is one of our signature charity events and important to The Hope Foundation, the race committee unanimously felt that this decision was the appropriate one given the situation related to COVID-19,” stated Gabe Sinicropi Cutters Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations.

Proceeds from the event, which has been held for the past nine years, benefit The Hope Foundation. Last year’s Cutters 5K attracted almost 200 participants and raised over $21,000. Hope’s President and CEO Rob Labatch said, “We are grateful for the support of the Williamsport Crosscutters and look forward to the continuation of our partnership in 2021.”

An update on the Williamsport Crosscutters 2020 season is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Fans can find the latest news and information online at crosscutters.com as well as Cutters social media channels.

UPDATE: Charges filed in Greater Latrobe Junior High hazing case cited in “A Baseball Story”

According to a story published on triblive.com today, criminal charges have been filed in the Greater Latrobe Junior High hazing case cited on background in “A Baseball Story”.

From the triblive.com report: Two Greater Latrobe Junior High School wrestling coaches were charged Tuesday with child endangerment and failure to report January hazing incidents that were captured on surveillance video, according to court papers.

Cary James Lydic, 29, of Greensburg, was the head coach, and David Francis Galando, 44, of Youngstown, was his assistant, police said. The charges are misdemeanors.

Four 15-year-old boys also were charged with hazing and possessing an instrument of a crime. Two of them are facing additional stalking charges, according to police.

This case most recently cited in PART XVI of “A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball” and originally in PART VIII.

Last Tuesday, Fox Sports Williamsport was first to report Lycoming County District Attorney Gardner referral of the Myrtle Beach case to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Part XVII of “A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball” is forthcoming.

LINKS TO 16-PART SERIES PUBLISHED BY FOX SPORTS WILLIAMSPORT

UPDATE: Charges filed in Greater Latrobe Junior High hazing case cited in “A Baseball Story”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVI

EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART X

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART V

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART III

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART II

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART I

Fans often ask me, what if?

Millionaire Baseball Mayhem in Myrtle Beach

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVI

Josh Shapiro, PA Attorney General (top left), Brandon Pardoe, WAHS Principal (top middle),
Ryan Gardner, Lycoming County District Attorney (top right).
Willie Weber, former Lycoming County Chief Detective (middle left),
WAHS Teacher & Miller girlfriend Alicia Carnevale and
former WAHS Baseball Coach Ryan Miller (middle right)
Fred Holland, WASD Solicitor (bottom left),
Sean McCann, WAHS Athletic Director (bottom middle)
and George Lepley, criminal defense attorney (bottom right)

The following is the result of a more than 18-month long investigation
by Fox Sports Williamsport
into the Williamsport Area High School Baseball Team trip
to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the spring of 2018.

This story is graphic and contains details related to multiple indecent sexual assaults.

The author and editor of this story have made the editorial decision to not publish the names of the individuals under the age of 18 at the time of the incident who have been clearly identified as committing these acts in this case since they have not been formally charged with a crime.

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball

IF NOTHING HAPPENED IN MYRTLE BEACH

WHY WON’T THE WASD TELL US THE STORY?

PART XVI

By Todd Bartley, Fox Sports Williamsport

Todd@Foxsportswilliamsport.com

570-327-1300

 

In the aftermath of the bombshell report in PART XV of this series with Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner referring the case to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro for consideration.

That referral put to rest any speculation of the validity or veracity of this series.

Fox Sports Williamsport contacted the press office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro for comment on the referral and received the following response on Thursday evening.

“We have not yet received a referral. If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed.”

 

RADIO SHOW CALLER CLAIMS:

“EVERYONE INVOLVED KNEW INSTANTANEOUSLY AFTER IT HAPPENED”

During the Saturday debut show of Pennsylvania Patriots Radio on News Talk 104.1, a caller attempted to reach the show live.

Unable to get through, this person left voicemails for the show.

In order to protect the identity of the person identified as a WAHS graduate and cell phone number verification, a transcript of the voicemails is provided.

“You people don’t know what they’re talk about the cover-up, but that’s still not even comparable to anything that happened with Jerry Sandusky.

I like know specifically what happened there and the people involved knew instantaneously after it happened.

The parents of everyone involved knew instantaneously after it happened.

There’s was no cover-up.

It’s not, it’s not the general public’s business what happened there.

The parents of everyone involved knew.

I agree that the student involved should have never been allowed back on the high school baseball team, but there was no cover-up.”

 

CAMPAIGN TO MARGINALIZE FSW CONTINUES

Even as PART XIII and PART XIV were published, WASD administrators were still trying to persuade concerned parents that this series is all a myth.

Williamsport Area High School Athletic Director Sean McCann (photo above – bottom middle) who was in Myrtle Beach as noted in this series; authored a recent e-mail to a WASD parent who voiced concerns after reading Part XIII and Part XIV.

The e-mail to the concerned parent has been provided to Fox Sports Williamsport.

“The author of these articles is way out of line and has severely exaggerated the information.

We dealt with it immediately, when we learned of it, it was never shared on social media as he believes in his writings.

We met with the mother the day after we learned of things and worked with the family for over an entire year.

It was dealt with and the unfortunate thing, this author keeps bringing it up, keeps hurting the kids, bringing it up all this time afterwards just keeps hurting the kids, that’s the frustrating thing.”

–Sean

 

GARDNER PRESS RELEASE DIFFERS GREATLY FROM MCCANN NARRATIVE

If what McCann stated is true: “We dealt with it immediately,” is that why ALLEGED PERPETRATOR #1 was able to receive a District Champion medal that season?

The email claims the WASD “worked with the family for over an entire year”, which family?

Being “worked with”, was news to the FAMILY OF JOHN DOE #1 as noted in this series.

If the FAMILY OF JOHN DOE #1 was so satisfied with how the WASD treated them why is Kline and Specter representing them?

Sean McCann in his official capacity as Athletic Director had oversight of Head Baseball Coach Ryan Miller (photo above – middle right) and the baseball team on the Myrtle Beach trip, as any Athletic Director would.

Miller was accompanied for part of the trip by his girlfriend, WAHS teacher Alicia Carnevale (photo above – middle right).

Will the room list that miraculously vanished now magically appear?

For reference, the Press Release authored by Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner from PART XV.

 

REACTION WAS SWIFT UPON LEARNING OF AG SHAPIRO REFERRAL

Adam Welteroth, WASD School Board Member who in the immediate aftermath of the first story published by FSW in August 2018 called for an independent investigation into the matter, which fell on deaf ears.

Welteroth offered the following response after learning of the AG Shapiro referral.

“Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner’s statements within his press release are very concerning.

On Feb 4, 2020 I made a motion to call for an independent third party investigation which failed to carry a second.

Today I stand by my original request and hope that the Office of the Attorney General will help to find clarity and put this matter to rest, so our district can return our focus to educating our students.”

 

Fox Sports Williamsport again contacted, Maura McInerney, Esq., Legal Director for the Education Law Center for her reaction.

“We are pleased that this incident has been referred to the Attorney General’s Office and hope that the matter will be thoroughly investigated, with full cooperation from the school district. The well-being of the victim and other students who may have witnessed the incident demands careful scrutiny.

This matter should have been thoroughly investigated by an independent resource months ago.”

 

COCHRAN PRIMARY PRINCIPAL SCHUYLER HANGS UP

As part of the ongoing review of the phone records obtained from the WASD in the Right to Know Law process, a previously unidentified number was found.

The number belongs to Cindy T. Schuyler, principal at Cochran Primary School.

Schuyler previously referenced in PART V of this series after posting the following to the FSW Facebook page, “I was aware of most of this. Some of what is said isn’t correct, but in my opinion something bad happened in Myrtle Beach.”

Soon after posting it, she deleted the above referenced comment from the aforementioned page.

The WASD school board in November 2019 approved the resignation of Cindy T. Schuyler, principal at Cochran Primary School for the purpose of retirement.

Schuyler has been a WASD administrator for 13 years.

After learning of the incident, as a mandatory reporter why did she never call the Myrtle Beach Police Department?

Schuyler, was reached by phone Saturday evening seeking comment for this story; upon hearing the identifier of FSW on the phone, Schuyler promptly hung up.

Schuyler’s resignation and retirement take effect June 30, 2020.

Can she explain the phone call with WAHS Principal Brandon Pardoe that lasted 14 minutes on January 3, 2019?

 

NO RESPONSE TREND CONTINUES WITH WASD, ATTORNEYS HOLLAND & LEPLEY

Fox Sports Williamsport made attempts to contact WASD Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers, WASD Right to Know Officer, Wanda Erb, WASD Solicitor Fred Holland and Attorney George Lepley for this story; to this point none of them have responded.

Dr. Timothy Bowers did not answer his cell phone Saturday evening when FSW attempted to reach him for comment.

Is criminal sexual misconduct captured on video why WASD Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers silenced WASD Solicitor Fred Holland upon numerous questions from FSW?

When did Dr. Bowers learn of the incident in Myrtle Beach and what did he do about it?

As a mandatory reporter why did Dr. Bowers never call the Myrtle Beach Police Department?

Has Dr. Bowers ever inquired about the notes or reports that WAHS Principal Brandon Pardoe took during the investigation?

For the sake of transparency did Dr. Bowers ever ask WASD Solicitor Fred Holland to recover the cell phone records of WAHS Principal Brandon Pardoe from the time of the Myrtle Beach trip?

Why has the WASD School Board never seen a written report on the Myrtle Beach incident, which would be subject to the Right to Know Law?

PART VIII also provided proof that attorney George Lepley (photo above- bottom right) stayed at the Atlantica Resort in Myrtle Beach.

His room was next to a room that was assigned to the group of rooms reserved and booked by then head coach Ryan Miller.

Since the publication of Parts 1-7 of this series, multiple fact witnesses have shared with Fox Sports Williamsport that Lepley was approached about the “indecent and inappropriate behavior” issues nearly immediately after they happened in Myrtle Beach.

Is it reasonable to think that Lepley then called Pardoe or informed then head coach Ryan Miller while in Myrtle Beach?

Is this why the WASD is unwilling to provide the phone records for Brandon Pardoe in the same time frame they provided the same records for Sean McCann and Randy Zangara?

 

LITTLE LEAGUE CONTINUES TO DENY RELATIONSHIP TO CASE

In another stunning development, Little League has refused comment based on their assertion they have no relationship to this case.

The record is clear in this matter.

Nick Caringi was on the trip as a coach, he is also a Little League employee.

Willie Weber, former Lycoming County Chief Detective who was a party to the alleged investigation DA Gardner now says contains conflicts of interest; is a long time team host “uncle” for the Little League World Series.

Ryan Miller, former WAHS Head Baseball Coach has been an alternate team host “uncle” for the Little League World Series which is documented in media guides and luncheon photos in recent years.

When contacted for reaction to the AG Shapiro referral, Kevin Fountain, Director of Media Relations for Little League International sent the following:

Todd, Because this matter has no relationship to Little League International, it would be inappropriate to comment at this time.

Based on the record, the provided statement is patently false.

At some point Little League will need to address this case and maybe Attorney General Shapiro is just the person that can find out.

 

IS THE CULTURE OF HAZING AND BULLYING IN THE WASD THE NORM?

When Williamsport Area High School Athletic Director Sean McCann (photo above – lower left) who was in Myrtle Beach as noted in this series; said in a recent e-mail to a WASD parent in response to Part XIII and Part XIV, “The author of these articles is way out of line and has severely exaggerated the information”, was he actually saying bullying and hazing are the norm in the WASD?

Fox Sports Williamsport addressed this issue in PART VIII of the series.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) based in Harrisburg recently reviewed “A Baseball Story” and Suzanne Estrella, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), Legal Director offered the following for this story.

“What we say and do about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault matters. Deliberate indifference is actionable and dangerous. We must create cultures where intolerable behavior is in fact intolerable.”

She added, “Athletes and coaches are community leaders that have an enormous influence on how others view healthy relationships, safety and respect. Coaches and team leaders should work to create a culture inside the locker room and beyond that rejects the status quo of boys will be boys or locker room talk as acceptable behavior. We encourage athletes and coaches to be leaders in rejecting actions like the ones that were reported among the Williamsport baseball team and taking the proper steps to ensure that those responsible are held accountable.”

Is this exactly why former Lycoming County Chief Detective Willie Weber heretofore called the video a “prank”?

As history has shown and “A Baseball Story” series of stories has demonstrated, this is the norm.

She also weighed in on the crimes alleged to have occurred, in Pennsylvania, “the crimes described in the FSW series of stories include sexual assault, battery, possibly sextortion, and the unlawful dissemination of an intimate image.”

According to McCann, “It was dealt with and the unfortunate thing, this author keeps bringing it up, keeps hurting the kids, bringing it up all this time afterwards just keeps hurting the kids, that’s the frustrating thing.”

Exactly which kids keep getting hurt; when the WASD refuses to acknowledge the word “victim” in any communications including publicly released statements in this case?

PART VIII also addressed hazing including the anti-hazing law signed by Governor Wolf in 2016.

“Gov. Tom Wolf in May 2016 signed a bill expanding Pennsylvania’s anti-hazing law to apply not only to college students but also to those in seventh through 12th grades. The law required public and private secondary schools to adopt anti-hazing policies, post them online and to provide athletic coaches with a copy.”

How does this same standard not apply to WASD Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers in the Myrtle Beach incidents?

Why has the WASD waited 22 months to offer an “official statement” with no names on it?

To date, the only publicly known action WASD Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers has taken is to silence the WASD Solicitor Fred Holland in the Myrtle Beach matter as previously reported and documented in “A Baseball Story”.

 

UNFLINCHING ATTRIBUTABLE BIAS IN REPORTING BY ROLLEY AND BEAUGE

In order to keep the peace with his cousin Brandon Pardoe at the Thanksgiving dinner table Bob Rolley, Publisher of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette refused to give proper attribution to the Fox Sports Williamsport “A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball” series when reporting the case referral by Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner to Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Instead, being feckless in their curiosity, Rolley in his position of Publisher copied and pasted a press release sent out by Gardner with no context to the story.

Fox Sports Williamsport renews it call for Ogden Newspapers to relieve Rolley and Editor Jansen of their respective duties at the earliest possible date.

Today marks the last day the Williamsport Sun-Gazette will publish a Sunday edition for delivery. It also marks the beginning of the reported move of the printing press operations of the newspaper to Altoona.

John Beauge of PennLive.com, also authored a story in regard to the Shapiro referral and took the occasion to continue to reference the Ryan Miller lawsuit against FSW.

Was that in order for Beauge to keep the Miller family financial gravy train flowing to the John Bower basektball league?

Or was it an attempt to distract from the fact Beauge took the word of Detective Weber who relayed a story of what was on a video as a “prank” instead of being an actual journalist with probity to verify what was on the video?

Fox Sports Williamsport calls upon the Patriot News to remove Beauge from covering this story due to his conflicts of interest in this case and published bias against FSW.

 

TREASURE TROVE OF INFORMATION DURING SERIES

Due to the mountain of information and documentation received during the now 16-part series “A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball”; as well as new information obtained, Fox Sports Williamsport has launched a new investigation into claims of wrongdoing and possible criminal activity on the part of players in the Williamsport Area High School Baseball program over the past 15 years.

 

GARDNER PRESS RELEASE CONTRADICTS WASD OFFICIAL STATEMENT

On January 9, 2020 WASD Statement on Myrtle Beach Incident was released to the public.

Does the “serious responsibility and the safety of our students is our top priority”, include sending them out of state with no chaperones beyond the baseball coaching staff and two administrators who had children on the team?

Does that “serious responsibility and the safety of our students is our top priority”, also include failing to have a room list of where each student is staying?

Maybe the random tourists on the boardwalk who interacted with the WAHS Baseball team at all hours of the day and night could be asked by FSW?

Does the high standard of communicating with the public include fighting Right-to-Know Law requests submitted by FSW?

The WASD Statement goes onto say, “In light of recent concerns raised on social media, it is evident that the circulation of inaccuracies and misinformation have created confusion that is detrimental to students, staff and the district. The district is releasing the following statement to provide facts where we are legally able to do so, while still protecting the privacy of students:

Near the end of the 2017-2018 school year, local law enforcement brought to the district’s attention an alleged incident involving indecent and inappropriate behavior by a baseball player during the team’s spring trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.”

Since the publication of Millionaire Baseball Mayhem in Myrtle Beach in August 2018 through the current chapter of A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVI FSW has been steadfast in the reporting of the events that occurred in Myrtle Beach.

The only “inaccuracies and misinformation” in this terrible situation have come from the WASD.

According to the WASD Statement, “The information had not been previously reported to any district administrator or employee. Once the district was contacted, a prompt investigation was completed and appropriate discipline was issued.”

The investigation was so thorough it forgot to include the actual agencies that has always retained jurisdiction in the assault case; the Myrtle Beach Police Department and the Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Horry County, South Carolina.

The WASD Statement continued, “Federal educational privacy laws prohibit the district from disclosing any specifics regarding what discipline was levied and who was involved.”

In what can only be described as revisionist history, the WASD Statement outlines the response it undertook; “In addition to the district’s own investigation, the matter was investigated by outside agencies, including the Lycoming County District Attorney’s office and law enforcement in Myrtle Beach. When contacted by Myrtle Beach authorities, the high school principal immediately referred them to the district attorney’s office and the district’s school resource officers, who serve with the Williamsport Bureau of Police.”

FULL STOP!!!!

Pay close attention, “In addition to the district’s own investigation…When contacted by Myrtle Beach authorities, the high school principal immediately referred them to the district attorney’s office and the district’s school resource officers, who serve with the Williamsport Bureau of Police.”

So, the WASD ran its own investigation on itself?

By the same WAHS Principal who had a son on the team and a nephew in the room during the assault.

Back to the District Attorney Gardner Press Release:
1. A video depicting criminal sexual misconduct does exist.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department had to call the WASD for answers as chronicled in PART XIII of this series. The audio below between Detective Aiesi and WAHS Principal Pardoe is devastating.

 

Pardoe had every opportunity to disclose to Detective Aiesi he led an investigation and was on the trip.

By the way, the audio is from late September 2018, nearly 4 months after Pardoe and the WASD claim to have first heard of the incident.

Pardoe in this audio clip concedes it is in the jurisdiction of Myrtle Beach.

 

What if a predetermined outcome led law enforcement agencies down a different path?

From the WASD statement, “All questions regarding why charges were or were not pursued can be deferred to those agencies, as those decisions are not made by the school district.”

“It is important to note that the district first became aware of this incident after law enforcement had already been contacted and a ChildLine report made. The report to ChildLine was not duplicated by the district, as it had already been reported.”

WASD officials never called the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

“The district’s investigation was conducted by the high school principal, district administrators and district legal counsel. Once it became clear which students were and were not involved in the incident, it was apparent that the high school principal had no personal conflict of interest or personal relationships with the students involved. The principal was permitted by the district’s solicitor to participate in the investigation, and his actions were appropriate and thorough. As an added measure of diligence, a second administrator also participated in the investigation.”

So the WASD ran a separate investigation and provided those details to law enforcement in two states?

If so, where is that report?

It sounds plausible since Lycoming County Chief Detective Willie Weber took few notes and filed a report in the matter.

In October of 2018.

Five months removed from the ChildLine call of May 18, 2018.

At the request of the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

According to the Press Release sent out by District Attorney Ryan Gardner, he has a different interpretation of the previous paragraph.

“Although the sexual misconduct at issue occurred in South Carolina, the subsequent investigation conducted by one or more WASD Administrators and the Lycoming County Detectives Office coupled with the potential involvement of a local law firm has deservedly drawn intense scrutiny by both the media and the public. Despite all of this occurring prior to me assuming office in January, the appearance of impartiality was severely compromised due to the previous joint investigative efforts by school administration and this office.”

Gardner then takes the step to refer the case to Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

“In order to provide all parties involved the assurance of impartiality and to avoid the potential of any conflict, I am hereby referring this matter to the Office of Attorney General. Pending the referral of this matter to the Office of the Attorney General and to avoid compromising any further investigation that may be conducted by that Office, no further comment will be made at this time.”

In an attempt to inform the public of the steps the WASD took in this matter, the nest statement defies reality.

“The Williamsport Area School District does not condone inappropriate and indecent behavior. The district has fully conducted an investigation of this incident and has transparently cooperated and participated with law enforcement officials. We urge our students, families and community members to avoid posting statements to social media that are inaccurate or misleading, as those statements can be detrimental and potentially harmful to our students.”

“The Williamsport Area School District does not condone inappropriate and indecent behavior.”

In reality, a photo of ALLEGED PERPETRATOR #1 wearing a District Baseball Championship medal, days after the “investigation” was concluded proves that winning at all costs means more to the WASD than justice for the victim of criminal sexual misconduct captured on video an shared.

The WASD Statement concludes with, “We will continue to do everything we can to ensure the safety and security of our students and prevent another incident like the one in question from occurring again.”

If the WASD ever wants the trust of this community back which it taxes to support a $100 million operating budget and a $17 million renovation project on the horizon; it needs to take immediate and drastic measures with any staff members, board members or vendors that took part in covering this matter up.

It is abundantly clear who knew what and when.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro is poised to retrieve the answers this community has been searching for over the past two years.

 

PART XVII is forthcoming.

 

LINKS TO 16-PART SERIES PUBLISHED BY FOX SPORTS WILLIAMSPORT

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVI

EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART X

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART V

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART III

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART II

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART I

Fans often ask me, what if?

Millionaire Baseball Mayhem in Myrtle Beach

EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”

Fox Sports Williamsport contacted the press office of Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General for comment on the referral announced this week by Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner.

Friday, according to the press office of Attorney General Shapiro, “We have not yet received a referral. If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed.” 

The referral is based on the following facts outlined in a press release issued Tuesday by DA Gardner.

“Prior to taking office in January, it was difficult to ignore the many questions surrounding the alleged sexual misconduct by a member of the WASD baseball team during an organized team tournament held in South Carolina.”

The press release goes onto say:

“Despite the logistical inability to interview the juvenile due to COVID-19, this office in the interim has confirmed the following:

1. A video depicting criminal sexual misconduct does exist. Pursuant to information received, this video originated in South Carolina with subsequent possession, dissemination and viewing of same potentially occurring in the state of Pennsylvania.

2. Because the sexual misconduct occurred in the state of South Carolina, the filing of any criminal charges against the actor depicted in the video for the act itself must be filed in South Carolina.

3. Follow up interviews were conducted with other juveniles alleged to have been victimized. The follow up interviews with these juveniles and their parents did not reveal any additional criminal misconduct.

Although the sexual misconduct at issue occurred in South Carolina, the subsequent investigation conducted by one or more WASD Administrators and the Lycoming County Detectives Office coupled with the potential involvement of a local law firm has deservedly drawn intense scrutiny by both the media and the public. Despite all of this occurring prior to me assuming office in January, the appearance of impartiality was severely compromised due to the previous joint investigative efforts by school administration and this office. In order to provide all parties involved the assurance of impartiality and to avoid the potential of any conflict, I am hereby referring this matter to the Office of Attorney General. Pending the referral of this matter to the Office of the Attorney General and to avoid compromising any further investigation that may be conducted by that Office, no further comment will be made at this time.”

Ryan C. Gardner, District Attorney, Lycoming County

 

Fox Sports Williamsport has been unsuccessful in reaching Horry County South Carolina, Solicitor of the Fifteenth Circuit Jimmy Richardson for comment on the referral.

In January, 2010, Jimmy was promoted to Chief Deputy Solicitor of the Fifteenth Circuit, and in December, 2012, he was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley as Solicitor.

 

Part XVI is forthcoming.

 

LINKS TO 15-PART SERIES PUBLISHED BY FOX SPORTS WILLIAMSPORT

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART X

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART V

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART III

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART II

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART I

Fans often ask me, what if?

Millionaire Baseball Mayhem in Myrtle Beach

 

Baltimore Ravens Release 2020 Schedule

Ravens to Play Six Total Primetime Games – Five Regular Season & One Preseason

During the NFL’s 2020 regular season, the Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to play five primetime games, including two at home and three on the road.

·         Baltimore hosts the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 on Monday Night Football and then welcomes the Dallas Cowboys to Charm City for a Thursday night showdown in Week 13.

·         The Ravens’ primetime road games include a Sunday night battle at New England (Week 10), a Thanksgiving night contest at Pittsburgh (Week 12) and a Monday night tilt at Cleveland (Week 14).

·         Baltimore plays four primetime games during a five-week span (Weeks 10-14). This five-week slate includes three opponents (at New England, vs. Tennessee and vs. Dallas) that all made the playoffs during the 2019 season and two road divisional contests (at Pittsburgh and at Cleveland).

·         The Ravens will play three-straight primetime games from Weeks 12-14: at Pittsburgh (Thanksgiving night), vs. Dallas (Thursday night) and at Cleveland (Monday night).

·         Baltimore has not played five primetime regular season games since 2011, and 2020 marks just the second such instance in franchise history.

·         The Ravens will host the Carolina Panthers in a preseason Week 3 primetime game at M&T Bank Stadium.

Other Schedule Notes:

·         For just the seventh time in team history, the Ravens will appear on Monday Night Football twice (vs. Kansas City and at Cleveland). Baltimore last had two Monday night games in 2015.

·         The Ravens last hosted a Monday Night Football game in 2017 (vs. Houston) and will play at home on Monday night for just the third time since head coach John Harbaugh’s 2008 Baltimore arrival. (The Ravens have been given 13 road Monday night games, including in 2020 at Cleveland, during Harbaugh’s 13-year tenure.)

·         For just the second time (2013) in team history, the Ravens will play twice on Thursday night (at Pittsburgh and vs. Dallas), doing so in consecutive weeks (12-13).

·         Baltimore has played on Thanksgiving twice before (2011 vs. San Francisco and 2013 vs. Pittsburgh), winning both games at home.

·         In primetime home games during the John Harbaugh Era (since 2008), Baltimore has posted a 14-1 record, winning 12-straight contests. The Ravens are 7-0 at home on Thursday Night Football and 2-0 at home on Monday Night Football under Harbaugh.

·         After facing the Cowboys at home on a Thursday night (Dec. 3), the Ravens will not play for 10 days until they meet the Browns in Cleveland (Monday, Dec. 14).

·         Baltimore plays three AFC North foes at home early in the season (Week 1 vs. Cleveland, Week 5 vs. Cincinnati and Week 7 vs. Pittsburgh). The Ravens’ final three road games of the season all come against division opponents (Week 12 at Pittsburgh, Week 14 at Cleveland and Week 17 at Cincinnati).

·         This marks the 13th season (out of the past 14 seasons, with 2019 being the exception) that at least one Ravens-Steelers game has been scheduled for primetime (Week 12 in Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving night).

·         The Ravens have just one home game (Week 11 vs. Tennessee) in the month of November. Conversely, Baltimore plays three home games during the month of December.

·         For the sixth time in 10 years, Baltimore will play a Week 17 game at Cincinnati (Jan. 3). The Ravens close the regular season against Cincinnati for the eighth time overall during the John Harbaugh Era (since 2008).

·         Baltimore’s bye week falls in Week 8. It’s marks the ninth-consecutive season the Ravens will have a bye starting Week 8 or later.

·         The Ravens’ longest road trip of the season (at Houston) is scheduled for Week 2.

·         For the first five weeks of the season, Baltimore is likely to face a young, standout quarterback in each game: Baker Mayfield (vs. Cleveland), Deshaun Watson (at Houston), Patrick Mahomes (vs. Kansas City), Dwayne Haskins (at Washington) and 2020 No. 1-overall pick Joe Burrow (vs. Cincinnati).

 

2020 BALTIMORE RAVENS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

 

DATE

 

OPPONENT

PLACE

TIME

Sun.

Sept. 13

CLEVELAND BROWNS

M&T BANK STADIUM

1:00 p.m.

Sun.

Sept. 20

at Houston Texans

NRG Stadium

4:25 p.m.

Mon.

Sept. 28

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

M&T BANK STADIUM

8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun.

Oct. 4

at Washington Redskins

FedExField

1:00 p.m.

Sun.

Oct. 11*

CINCINNATI BENGALS

M&T BANK STADIUM

1:00 p.m.

Sun.

Oct. 18*

at Philadelphia Eagles

Lincoln Financial Field

1:00 p.m.

Sun.

Oct. 25*

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

M&T BANK STADIUM

1:00 p.m.

Sun.

Nov. 1

BYE

Sun.

Nov. 8*

at Indianapolis Colts

Lucas Oil Stadium

1:00 p.m.

Sun.

Nov. 15*

at New England Patriots

Gillette Stadium

8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Sun.

Nov. 22*

TENNESSEE TITANS

M&T BANK STADIUM

1:00 p.m.

Thurs.

Nov. 26

at Pittsburgh Steelers

Heinz Field

8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Thurs.

Dec. 3

DALLAS COWBOYS

M&T BANK STADIUM

8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)

Mon.

Dec. 14

at Cleveland Browns

FirstEnergy Stadium

8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun.

Dec. 20*

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

M&T BANK STADIUM

1:00 p.m.

Sun.

Dec. 27*

NEW YORK GIANTS

M&T BANK STADIUM

1:00 p.m.

Sun.

Jan. 3*

at Cincinnati Bengals

Paul Brown Stadium

1:00 p.m.

 

*Flexible Scheduling Games     Home Games in CAPS      All Times Eastern

 

2020 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

DATE

 

OPPONENT

PLACE

TIME

TBD

Aug. 13-17

BUFFALO BILLS

M&T BANK STADIUM

TBD

TBD

Aug. 20-24

at Dallas Cowboys

AT&T Stadium

TBD

Sun.

Aug. 30

CAROLINA PANTHERS

M&T BANK STADIUM

8:00 p.m. (NBC)

TBD

Sept. 3-4

at Washington Redskins

FedExField

TBD

Refund Policy

If a game is cancelled and cannot be rescheduled or is played under conditions that prohibit fans from attending, ticket buyers who purchase tickets directly from the club (i.e. season tickets or single-game tickets) have the option of a full refund of the ticket purchase price (plus associated fees) for any impacted games, or they have the ability to apply the applicable amount to a future ticket purchase.

BREAKING NEWS: District Attorney Gardner refers Myrtle Beach case to PA Attorney General – PART XV

The following is the result of a more than 18-month long investigation by Fox Sports Williamsport into the Williamsport Area High School Baseball Team trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the spring of 2018.

This story is graphic and contains details related to multiple indecent sexual assaults.

The author and editor of this story have made the editorial decision to not publish the names of the individuals under the age of 18 at the time of the incident who have been clearly identified as committing these acts in this case since they have not been formally charged with a crime.

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball

IF NOTHING HAPPENED IN MYRTLE BEACH

WHY WON’T THE WASD TELL US THE STORY?

PART XV

By Todd Bartley, Fox Sports Williamsport

Todd@Foxsportswilliamsport.com

570-327-1300

LYCOMING COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY RYAN GARDNER:

A VIDEO DEPICTING CRIMINAL SEXUAL MISCONDUCT DOES EXIST

As each chapter of the now 15-Part series “A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball” unfolded, Fox Sports Williamsport reached out to Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner for comment on multiple occasions.

His office has refrained from publicly commenting on this series of articles and this case.

Until now.

Gardner sent the following to Fox Sports Williamsport earlier this evening in response to a request for comment on the recently published PART XIV of this series.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Prior to taking office in January, it was difficult to ignore the many questions surrounding the alleged sexual misconduct by a member of the WASD baseball team during an organized team tournament held in South Carolina. The sexual misconduct was reportedly captured on video. It was further suggested that more than one video existed that potentially depicted additional sexual misconduct committed upon one or more other unnamed victims/teammates.

Within the first two weeks after taking office, the newly appointed Chief County Detective, Michael Simpler, and I traveled to the home of the alleged minor victim to meet with the Mother and discuss the incident that occurred in South Carolina. The victim’s Mother did provide details consistent with previously published articles regarding the subject matter including, but not limited to, information verified by the video possessed by the District Attorney’s Office. At the conclusion of the meeting with the Mother, it was impressed upon her that no further action would be undertaken until and unless she made the juvenile available for a face-to-face interview. Despite several attempts by Chief Simpler to contact the Mother, she did not return the Chief’s calls.

Since that time, I did speak with a civil attorney retained by Mother on behalf of the juvenile. The juvenile’s attorney stated that the juvenile will be made available for a face-to-face interview with this office. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has significantly hampered the efforts to conduct the face-to-face interview of the juvenile.

Despite the logistical inability to interview the juvenile due to COVID-19, this office in the interim has confirmed the following:

1. A video depicting criminal sexual misconduct does exist. Pursuant to information received, this video originated in South Carolina with subsequent possession, dissemination and viewing of same potentially occurring in the state of Pennsylvania.

2. Because the sexual misconduct occurred in the state of South Carolina, the filing of any criminal charges against the actor depicted in the video for the act itself must be filed in South Carolina.

3. Follow up interviews were conducted with other juveniles alleged to have been victimized. The follow up interviews with these juveniles and their parents did not reveal any additional criminal misconduct.

Although the sexual misconduct at issue occurred in South Carolina, the subsequent investigation conducted by one or more WASD Administrators and the Lycoming County Detectives Office coupled with the potential involvement of a local law firm has deservedly drawn intense scrutiny by both the media and the public. Despite all of this occurring prior to me assuming office in January, the appearance of impartiality was severely compromised due to the previous joint investigative efforts by school administration and this office. In order to provide all parties involved the assurance of impartiality and to avoid the potential of any conflict, I am hereby referring this matter to the Office of Attorney General. Pending the referral of this matter to the Office of the Attorney General and to avoid compromising any further investigation that may be conducted by that Office, no further comment will be made at this time.

Ryan C. Gardner

District Attorney

Lycoming County

 

Fox Sports Williamsport has contacted the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro for comment on the referral. At the time of this publication there has yet to be a response.

 

FOX SPORTS WILLIAMSPORT ORIGINAL RTK REQUESTS

Fox Sports Williamsport previously made a number of Right to Know Law requests to obtain certain documents and information in this case. The WASD took the approach very early on to stonewall those requests as noted in PART I, which also a outlines the list of coaches and staff who had oversight of the team in Myrtle Beach.

Fox Sports Williamsport appealed the records denial with the OOR on August 8, 2019 and the WASD attorneys opted for mediation and on October 8, 2019 WASD amended their RTKL response as follows:

According to documentation obtained from the Williamsport Area School District through a Right to Know Law Request, the only adult supervisors that had provided clearances and passed background checks were;

District states: here is the list of district employees, coaches, and volunteers who either accompanied the team to Myrtle Beach or were present as parents.

Numbers 1-6 were coaches or volunteer coaches.

Number 7 was a volunteer statistician.

Numbers 8-9 are district employees who also had children on the team.

  1. Ryan Miller (Head Baseball Coach)
  2. David Heller
  3. Tariq Moore
  4. Kyle Schneider
  5. Nick Caringi
  6. Joel Worthington
  7. Randy Zangara
  8. Brandon Pardoe (WAHS Head High School Principal)
  9. Sean McCann (WAHS Athletic Director)

With the assertions “District states: here is the list of district employees, coaches, and volunteers who either accompanied the team to Myrtle Beach or were present as parents. WASD further added Number 7 (Randy Zangara listed above) was a volunteer statistician.”

WASD affirms in writing Zangara “either accompanied the team to Myrtle Beach”.

Was this in fact the case?

 

NO ROOM LIST AND NO CHAPERONES

As part of the Appeal from RTKL Denial of Williamsport Area School District undertaken by Fox Sports Williamsport filed with the OOR on August 8, 2019, the WASD under the penalty of perjury offered the following answers from Wanda Erb, in an affidavit on October 8, 2019:

I, Wanda Erb, hereby declare, pursuant to 18 Pa. CS 4904, that the following statements are true and correct based upon my personal knowledge information and belief:

1. I serve as the Open Records Officer for the Williamsport Area School District (“Agency”) and am responsible for responding to Right-to-Know requests field with the Agency.

2. In my capacity as the Open Records Officer, I am familiar with the records of the Agency.

6. Regarding Requestor’s fourth request, all of the chaperones on the trip were district employees, coaches, or volunteer coaches. No other adult chaperones accompanied the baseball team to Myrtle Beach.

WASD again admits in writing no other adult chaperones accompanied the baseball team to Myrtle Beach other than 6 or 7 adults who were district employees, coaches, or volunteer coaches, plus two administrators with players on the team.

WASD RTK Officer, Wanda Erb asserts under the penalty of perjury, “No other adult chaperones accompanied the baseball team to Myrtle Beach.”

 

MYRTLE BEACH JURISDICTION OF THE INDECENT ACT CONFIRMED BY D.A. GARDNER

2. Because the sexual misconduct occurred in the state of South Carolina, the filing of any criminal charges against the actor depicted in the video for the act itself must be filed in South Carolina.

 

From PART XIII, Williamsport Head High School Principal, Brandon Pardoe in a phone conversation with Detective Aiesi of the MBPD in Septmber 2018:

A: Like I said, my name is Detective Aiesi

A: That’s Aie, s is in Sam – i – and I’m with the Myrtle Beach Police Department down here in South Carolina. And my office line, my direct office line is 843-REDACTED

P: And Detective, you know, I just think its best that you speak to Agent Weber, just because of the you know I think he can fill you in best as to what the ins and outs are of this case being he did investigate it here on our end.

I know its in your jurisdiction but certainly he’s the one that pry can give you the best information.

A: So as far as you know, he’s been the investigating officer

P: Yes

A: Wonderful, alright then that’s who we will start off with. But I really appreciate your help and um

P: Oh yeah, not a problem

Fox Sports Williamsport has well chronicled the involvement of Pardoe running his own investigation.

 

WAS THERE A COVER-UP?

From the D.A. Gardner Press Release:

Although the sexual misconduct at issue occurred in South Carolina, the subsequent investigation conducted by one or more WASD Administrators and the Lycoming County Detectives Office coupled with the potential involvement of a local law firm has deservedly drawn intense scrutiny by both the media and the public.

Despite all of this occurring prior to me assuming office in January, the appearance of impartiality was severely compromised due to the previous joint investigative efforts by school administration and this office.

 

D.A. GARDNER REFERS THE CASE TO PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH SHAPIRO

In order to provide all parties involved the assurance of impartiality and to avoid the potential of any conflict, I am hereby referring this matter to the Office of Attorney General. Pending the referral of this matter to the Office of the Attorney General and to avoid compromising any further investigation that may be conducted by that Office, no further comment will be made at this time.

 

If nothing happened in Myrtle Beach in 2018 on the Millionaire Baseball team trip; will Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro finally get the answers?

 

Part XVI is forthcoming.

 

 

LINKS TO 14-PART SERIES PUBLISHED BY FOX SPORTS WILLIAMSPORT

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART X

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART V

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART III

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART II

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART I

Fans often ask me, what if?

Millionaire Baseball Mayhem in Myrtle Beach