The is investigating a fight involving members of the junior varsity baseball team from in a game with Yuba City on Monday, local news outlets are reporting.
The brawl occurred during a tournament in Granite Bay. In a YouTube video, players are seen throwing punches and parents come onto the field, with one shouting obscenities.
(Warning: The video contains some strong language.)
The clip begins with several players from Yuba City High charging across the infield toward first base. The Yuba City High players appeared to outnumber their Del Campo opponents. The fracas didn't stop until coaches from both sides, umpires and even some parents ran out to separate the fighting high school athletes.
News 10 reports that Del Campo coach Alan Case said that his players were "attacked" by Yuba City High.
According to the Appeal-Democrat, both teams had been "jawing" at each other throughout the game until the fight erupted in the sixth inning. Bryan DeMain of the Appeal-Democrat cites a source who believes the fight kicked off "after the Del Campo first base coach made comments to the Yuba City dugout and pitcher Jaylon Deas."
Trent Allen, senior director of community relations for the San Juan Unified School District, released the follow statement to Carmichael Patch.
"We expect sportsmanlike conduct from our teams at all times, physical violence is never acceptable. We will be doing a full investigation based on the video and interviews with those involved. Anyone found to have exited the dugout or thrown any punches will face disciplinary actions which may include suspension from one or more games in accordance with district and CIF league rules."
The region's chief athletics official also weighed in.
"Seeing what transpired Monday, there had to be a lot of chipping going on before the fight," said Pete Saco, the California Interscholastic Federation's Sac-Joaquin section commissioner.
Saco explained he had been in touch with both schools' administrators and he believes disciplinary action is a foregone conclusion.
Though Saco didn't see the ball get thrown at the first base coach, he said Yuba City administrators will be taking responsibility for which could mean suspensions, possible expulsions.
"I will be stunned if Yuba City administrators don't do something about this," Saco said.
Saco said the CIF would allow the schools to take responsibility for how players would be disciplined.
Officials from both schools are keeping fairly tight-lipped about the fight and were unavailable for comment at the time of this report.
Saco acknowledged that Yuba City's team would not be participating in anymore games for the rest of the week. As many as six players face suspension and some could face expulsion.
Del Campo's athletic director Gary Summerhays had only a few things to say about the incident, explaining the video should speak for itself. Though Summerhays doesn't believe his school's team was responsible for instigating the fight, he does believe the school's principal Vera Vaccaro will be issuing disciplinary recourse. Vaccaro was not available for comment.