By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – The Washington Wild Things say it’s suspending its season following a “threat” of enforcement from the state.READ MORE: Penguins Goalie Tristan Jarry Named NHL’s Second Star of the Week
The organization says it was warned by state police that continuing to play baseball could lead to “enforcement actions.”
Wild Things Suspend Season Following Threat of State Enforcement
— Washington Wild Things (@WashWildThings) August 10, 2020
“We are extremely frustrated right now,” said Executive Director and President Steven Zavacky in a press release. “We have done everything humanly possible to safely operate our facility…We have gone above and beyond, and it was working.“READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 5-Day Daily Average Of 5,325 New Cases
The organization’s general manager said three other teams were invited to play in Washington County. They took safety precautions like isolating the teams before the season.
The organization says it’s operating under 250 people and there are safety procedures in place like requiring masks, monitoring the health of players and employees and performing temperature checks.MORE NEWS: Kim Fields Hopes 'Adventures In Christmasing' Inspires People To Come Out Of Their Comfort Zone
The state’s current guidance allows professional teams playing outside to have 250 or fewer people in attendance.