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CAMP HENRY, South Korea — Sunday’s scheduled game between the Taegu Lumber and Taegu Equis — who engaged in a bean-ball matchup July 11 — was postponed one week, a Taegu MBC/ESPN league official said Monday.

Luis Rios, an umpire and liaison between the predominantly Korean league and the Lumber, an American team of GIs and DOD civilians, said the game was pushed back because he was unavailable to umpire.

“We’ll play it Sunday,” Rios, a civilian assigned to Camp Henry, said Monday. “It’s just a question of whether it will be at Camp Carroll or Camp Henry and what time it will be.”

Rios typically umpires games involving the Lumber but said he was assigned to another league game at Camp Henry in downtown Taegu for the July 11 contest.

Equis pitchers plunked five Lumber batters in that game, and Equis walked off the field with a 9-7 lead after a near-confrontation between Lumber’s Mike Presley, the fifth hit batter, and the Equis pitcher.

The league and Rios agreed to reschedule the game, with Rios the umpire in charge. The Lumber, which hasn’t played since, is 5-1 and in second place behind Utopia (6-1), a Korean team.


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