GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina junior shortstop Dustin Harrington and junior pitcher Sthil Sowers have been dismissed from the baseball team according to an announcement from head coach Billy Godwin Thursday afternoon.
Godwin could not elaborate on a reason for the dismissal, citing federal student privacy laws.
Harrington, the reigning Conference USA Hitter-of-the-Week, started 25 games and is currently ranked fourth in the conference with a .443 (47-for-106) average. The Taylorsville, N.C., native also has five home runs, 21 RBI and 31 runs scored, all among the team leaders.
Sowers appeared in five games out of the bullpen, allowing six runs on 15 hits in 11.0 innings of work while posting a 4.09 ERA. In his first four outings, Sowers did not allow an earned run, which included a shutout inning of relief against then No. 2 Virginia Feb. 21.
The 23rd-ranked Pirates (17-9) are set to host Tulane this weekend in their C-USA opener at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. First pitch for Friday is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the two teams will play a double header Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. (EDT).