Bulls suspend three for baseball series

By Times staff
Published May 5, 2007

TAMPA - USF's baseball team will have to go through a key series without its top two hitters and its winningest pitcher, each suspended for a three-game series beginning today at home against No. 24 Georgia Tech.

Infielders Walter Diaz and Dexter Butler, who have the team's top two batting averages at .377 and .359, respectively, will not play because of an unspecified violation of team rules. Pitcher Chris Delaney, who leads the team with an 8-1 record, will not make his scheduled start because of a separate rules violation.

Coach Lelo Prado confirmed that reliever Davis Bilardello, third on the staff with 19 appearances, is no longer with the team.

Meanwhile in football news, USF safety Carlton Williams, arrested in March on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer without violence, has entered into a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. Cornerback Mike Jenkins, arrested at the same time on the same charges, entered a written plea of not guilty.