Former Franklin Pitcher Dismissed from Texas Baseball Program

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POSTED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 4:57pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 5:36pm

Former Franklin High School pitcher Ricky Jacquez has been dismissed from the University of Texas baseball program, according to Head Coach Augie Garrido. In a press released today, Garrido said Ricky Jacquez has been dismissed from the University of Texas baseball team due to violations of team policy." Jacquez was a 39th round pick of the Chicago Cubs, and had eight starts this season for the Longhorns, with a 2-1 record and a 5.79 ERA. Jacquez was suspended earlier this season for a violation of team rules.

According to the Texas website from his high school career:

Earned three letters for Coach Andy Powers at Franklin High School in El Paso, Texas. Recorded 209 strikeouts with an 11-3 record over 119 innings of work during his last two years at Franklin. Pitched and played shortstop for the West Texas Cats summer club. Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 39th round in the 2011 MLB Draft.

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