With the 2019 college baseball season just two weeks away, a Mississippi State pitcher has been dismissed from the team.
Multiple reports have stated that junior pitcher Denver McQuary has been dismissed from the team following a “violation of team rules”, but no specifics have been given.
McQuary’s role on the 2019 Bulldogs had not yet been defined after he finished with a 5.54 ERA in 19 appearances in 2018, but he most likely would’ve been coming out of the bullpen. While McQuary struggled at times last season, he was trusted to start against Ole Miss in the Governor’s Cup and against Oklahoma in a potential elimination scenario in the Tallahassee Regional.
As a team, Mississippi State is looking to make it back-to-back trips to Omaha after falling just short of reaching the College World Series final last season. The Bulldogs have a new head coach for 2019 as Chris Lemonis comes over from Indiana, replacing interim head coach Gary Henderson.
The Bulldogs open their season on February 15th against Youngstown State.