A problem with the background check of Pleasant Grove head baseball coach Rusty McLain kept the veteran coach out of the Eagles' dugout for two games last week. In his absence PG defeated Jesuit, 3-2, last Wednesday and Elk Grove, 5-4, on Friday.
Elk Grove Unified's athletic director Rod Edmiston wrote Monday in an email McLain is now cleared to coach the Eagles. He didn't specify why McLain was pulled from the dugout last week, some 15 games into the Eagles' season.
"All coaches in the Elk Grove Unified School District need to be cleared to coach," Edmiston wrote. "When it comes to the District's attention that a coach has not been cleared, we take immediate steps to correct the situation."
On the field, the Eagles fought back from a 4-0 deficit Monday and tied the Herd in a rematch of the two clubs at Pleasant Grove High School. The game went ten innings before Elk Grove pulled out a 7-5 win.
Dylan Carlson picked up the win in relief.
Elk Grove is now 3-1 in the Delta League, Pleasant Grove dropped to 2-2.
Franklin sits alone atop the Delta with a 4-0 mark following Monday's 3-2 win over Grant. Jake Lopez picked up the win in relief.