COLLEGE STATION, TX- Texas A&M head baseball coach Rob Childress announced Thursday that Lufkin native Tyler Stubblefield has been dismissed from the program for violating team rules.
Texas A&M's sports information department released this statement from Childress on the matter:
"Tyler has been dismissed from the team based on violations of team rules," Childress said. "We wish Tyler the very best moving forward in his pursuit of his college degree and baseball career."
There were high expectations for the junior pitcher to play a major role in the Aggies' rotation this upcoming season.
In Stubblefield's freshmen year, he posted a 3.81 ERA in 12 innings. Last year Stubblefield tore his ACL and was sidelined for the majority of the season. The left handed pitcher returned in May, started two of the four games he appeared in and finished with a 5.25 ERA in 12 innings. His first start was in the NCAA Regional where he struck out four batters, walked one and allowed one run in five innings.
Texas A&M was NO. 4 in the Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, which was the highest ranking the Aggies ever in that poll. Preseason D1Baseball.com also gave the Aggies a No. 4 ranking.