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Tony Vitello Suspended 4 Games: College Baseball World Reacts

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CARY, NC - FEBRUARY 23: NCAA baseball during a game between Wagner and Penn State at Coleman Field at USA Baseball National Training Complex on February 23, 2020 in Cary, North Carolina. (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Following his ejection from Saturday's game against Alabama, Tennessee Volunteers coach Tony Vitello was handed down a four-game suspension from the NCAA.

Vitello was tossed in the first inning and bumped an umpire on his way out. The Vols coach is set to return to April 24 when the team travels to Florida to play the Gators.

The college baseball world reacted to Vitello's suspension over the weekend. "Tony Vitello received a four-game suspension for this," tweeted FOX Sports' Simon Gibbs.

"Starting with today at Alabama, Tony Vitello will serve a four-game suspension after bumping third base umpire Jeffrey Macias last night," said a local reporter. Noting, "Frank Anderson’s suspension is only for today."

"Tony Vitello has been suspended for four games stemming from the incident in last night’s game against Alabama," tweeted another account. "Pitching Coach Frank Anderson will serve a one game suspension today in the rubber game of the series."

"In case anyone was curious, there is no appeals process for a suspension like Tony Vitello’s," 247Sports' Wes Rucker pointed out. "With that said, I’ve heard Tennessee probably wouldn’t have tried to appeal it, anyway. I mean, you do the crime, you do the time."

The NCAA's decision marks Vitello's second suspension in five seasons.