The Houston baseball team will be without one of its aces on the mound for the remainder of the season.
This week, it was announced that left-handed pitcher Seth Romero, who many projected to be a first-round pick in the upcoming MLB Draft, has been dismissed from the Cougars after a series of “undisclosed violations.”
The final straw came during an incident on Tuesday of this week, which was apparently a fight with a teammate.
“We wish Seth and his family the best of luck as he embarks on the next phase of his life and baseball career,” Houston head coach Todd Whitting said in a press release. “We are fully focused on our remaining schedule and the current members of our program.”
The Cougars hold a record of 31-17 this season.
During his time at Houston, Romero threw for a 2.43 ERA, 290 strikeouts and 70 walks in just 226 1/3 innings. The 15.72 strikeouts per nine innings was enough to lead the nation.