It was a tactic that I would expect from a bush league organization, or a team that was overmatched but found themselves winning late and just trying to hold on. It definantly wasnt the latter, but I am unsure if it was the former. I dont know what happened the week or two before when they were a no show in a tournament/game and had to forfeit.So basically you agreed with what I said...he was stalling, in an effort to limit the number of innings pitched. He knew they would win, and would rather do it in 3-4 innings than 6 -7, because while they could score more runs in 6-7 innings, they also have to pitch more innings.
Unfortunately, changing pitchers is not against the rules, so it falls under the "bush league" category and there isn't much you can do.
You can deny timeouts when they surpass the limit...1 offensive conference per inning for example, when he wants a 2nd, you don't allow it. You can tell a catcher no or a batter no when they request time, but that's about it.
The butthurt in his face was evident when the other team said they wanted to continue to play, and did so for another inning. The funny thing is, that is when they became uber aggressive to rub the other team's nose in it.
DOnt get me wrong, their coach was probably the best that I have seen the last three summers on the moneyball circuit, just talked too damned much!