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Jesuit suspends 9 baseball players for remainder of season


Published:   |   Updated: March 25, 2014 at 06:03 PM

TAMPA — Nine Jesuit High baseball players have been suspended from the team for the remainder of the season, Jesuit Director of Communications Pete Young said Tuesday.

The school would not disclose the reason for the suspensions.

“Out of respect for the privacy of our students and their families we do not comment on matters related to student discipline,” Young said.

The updated Jesuit roster, posted on maxpreps.com, has moved from 23 to 19 players with five new additions to the varsity team.

Among the players no longer on the roster are three NCAA Division I college signees, Ricky Caldevilla (University of South Florida), Hunter Van Horn (Louisiana State University) and Evan Cannan (High Point), as well as underclassmen and Division I verbal commits Bobby Hearn (Wake Forest) and Clayton Kwiatkowski (Florida State).

Field conditions due to rain forced a postponement of Jesuit’s game Tuesday at district opponent Robinson, which was set to be the first game for the Tigers since returning from a three-game road trip to begin the school’s spring break. On the trip from March 15-18, Jesuit first played Pensacola Catholic, before playing two games in New Orleans.

Five of the players not on the current roster appeared in a game in Pensacola on March 15, where Jesuit defeated Pensacola Catholic 7-4. However, none played in either of the Tigers’ two games in New Orleans the following two days.

Jesuit is 12-2 and was a Class 5A state semifinalist last season reaching the final four for the fourth straight season.

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